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What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure by which fat deposits are removed from the body to improve body contour and proportion. It is not a replacement for diet or exercise and is not a method of “weight loss,” but it is frequently employed when the usual efforts of diet and exercise are unsuccessful in producing what a patient considers a pleasing or satisfactory result.

Our liposuction in Nigeria is also often used as a “first step” in conjunction with other procedures that entail fat grafting, in which a patient’s own fatty tissue is injected into area in which more volume is desired.

Typical areas from which fatty tissue may be removed are:

  • The tummy
  • The buttocks
  • The thighs
  • The hips

Types of procedures that might call for liposuction prior to fat grafting are breast augmentations and mini face lifts, in which fatty tissue can be used to add volume to the cheeks. One of the benefits of using a patient’s own fat is that, because it is the patient’s own tissue, there is far less chance of there being an allergic or other adverse reaction, or of it being rejected altogether.

What Should I Expect?

Liposuction is most frequently performed in a doctor’s office, using either a local or general anesthesia. With a local, you will be awake but not feel any pain; with a general you will be asleep throughout the procedure.

If you are having a lot of fat removed or it is being done as a “first step” in conjunction with other procedures, your surgeon may recommend that it be done in a hospital for some patients, where you can stay overnight.

Fundamentals of Liposuction:

There are four basic types of liposuction that utilize the same fundamental steps:

  • Your surgeon will make one or more small incisions near the treatment area.
  • He will insert a thin tube, called a cannula, into the incisions and loosen the fat under the skin.
  • Finally, he will suction the fat out of the area.

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Types of liposuction:

Tumescent Liposuction – A tumescent solution, containing anesthetic is injected into the treatment area.

Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction - Ultrasound energy helps break up the fatty tissue and loosen it from the body.

Laser Assisted Liposuction – Laser energy is used to help dislodge the fat cells.

Suction Assisted Liposuction – A vacuum-like device helps remove the fat from the treatment area.

Depending on the number of areas being treated, the procedure can take one to three hours or more.

What Is The Recovery From Liposuction Like?

Most patients will be asked to wear a compression garment for several weeks after surgery to reduce swelling, which may last from three to six weeks, or up to a year. Depending on the number of treatment areas and volume of fat removed, patients typically return to work within two to three days.

Do Fat Cells Grow Back?

Fat cells do not grow back, and the results of our liposuction in Abuja can be permanent, providing you maintain a relatively stable weight.

Intended Results:

  • Permanent improvement in the contour and proportion of the areas treated.
  • Brings back the silhouette you may have lost due to age, pregnancy or weight gain.
  • Presents a more flattering figure or physique, in or out of clothing.
  • Boosts self-confidence by reducing unsightly fat deposits on thighs, flanks, abdomen, buttocks, or other areas of the body.

What are the Benefits of Liposuction?

Our liposuction procedure uses a very versatile device that allows for fat removal in almost any area of the body.

The length of the cannula tube allows for larger areas of fat removal without having to have additional incisions.

The procedure only requires an incision that is large enough for the cannula tube, which is very small and heals easily. These incisions are placed in carefully chosen areas to minimize the risk of producing visible scars.

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Why Choose us for Liposuction
at Flawless Skin by Abby?

There are two categories of factors that go hand in hand in the areas of plastic and cosmetic surgery. One is the skill and expertise of the physician performing the procedure. This comes with training and experience. The other is that vital eye for aesthetics, which enables the surgeon to evaluate and produce the appealing and desired contours and proportions. Our surgeons are recognized for having both, which is why they are highly sought-after by patients from around the world.

  • Over 10,000 Aesthetic Procedures Performed
  • 30 Years of Experience
  • Boutique Medspa with a Personalized Approach
  • US founded Medspa located in Nigeria operating under US Laws & Regulations for the Highest Quality Services

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will I need to refrain from strenuous physical activity after liposuction?

Depending on the type of liposuction used, the recovery time will vary. If you have tumescent liposuction performed without any other procedures, then you may expect a quick recovery and the ability to resume physical activities about a week after the procedure.

What happens if I gain weight after surgery?

Gaining weight after surgery will diminish the results of liposuction. You may find that less fat will develop in the treated areas. Most patients are inspired to take advantage of a newly-sculpted body and continue to maintain a healthy weight.

Should I consider having liposuction if I’m planning on becoming pregnant?

No, as the pregnancy will alter the results of the liposuction. It is best to wait until after you have your child so that you can maintain the results and reduce the necessity of multiple treatments.

What are some other treatments that enhance liposuction?

A tummy tuck can be performed to enhance the shape of your abdomen if you wish to remove stubborn fat and excess skin from that area. Liposuction can also be used during a breast reduction or reconstruction, either grafting fat to enhance the breasts, or removing fat.

How do I know what type of liposuction is best for me?

This depends on the results that you are looking for and if you are considering procedures alongside of liposuction. The best treatment plan for you will be determined after an evaluation of your condition, by our plastic surgeon.

How does liposuction affect the appearance of the skin?

In some cases, the skin can appear lumpy or uneven after liposuction. This can be avoided by choosing a certified plastic surgeon such as those on our team – we use modern liposuction techniques that produce superior results.

How is liposuction different from a tummy tuck?

Liposuction is different because it involves strictly fat removal. A tummy tuck will often involve the use of liposuction but will primarily address the abdominal muscles by tightening them as well as removing excess loose, hanging skin.

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We are aware of the current activity of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 in the region.

Flawless Skin BY Abby leadership team is actively monitoring the Coronavirus situation.

We recognize the seriousness of COVID-19 and, to be clear, our sole concern is for your safety and the safety of our team members. As healthcare professionals, above all else, we must always be vigilant regarding public health.

Based on available data, it appears that the virus is not particularly harmful to younger and otherwise healthy people. While it is still too early to gauge the broader impact the virus will have in the Nigeria, we know that the virus is very contagious and can be transmitted during an asymptomatic phase.

Accordingly, we would like to offer 10 universal community precautions that should be employed to mitigate viral spread:

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Our commitment has always been to provide a pristine environment for our clients. To further ensure we are delivering on that promise, we will implement and/or continue to employ the following measures over the coming weeks:

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