Remove Stubborn Abdominal Fat and Trim Away Drooping Skin

Fat accumulation around the waistline is common in women who have had children. A woman’s body undergoes many hormonal changes during pregnancy. The physical changes are prominent and include after-effects like stretch marks and loose skin around the stomach. There are many who find the fight with abdominal fat to be a lost cause. When hours at the gym and following a strict diet are not giving the desired results, patients can turn to lipoabdominoplasty (LABP) as a reliable solution. LABP is the most effective way to trim away drooping skin and abdominal fat during the course of a single procedure.


Lipoabdominoplasty is a procedure that includes liposuction to remove excess fat and an abdominoplasty to remove excess skin and tighten loose muscle tissue. During the first phase of the procedure, the patient is administered general anesthesia and prophylactic broad-spectrum antibiotics to prevent any potential infections.

Liposuction is performed as the first step to reduce the thickness of subcutaneous fat. The procedure of liposuction begins with the injecting tumescent fluid to make the tissues firm but not completely hard. Liposuction is then carried out by the surgeon in accordance to their method of preference. Care is taken to ensure that there is no peritoneal entry. Suction of fat is done according to waist-sculpting needs.

Abdominoplasty is the second step. Incisions are made to access subcutaneous tissues. There are many surgical ways of making this incision, and in all cases, these are well camouflaged by the natural bikini line. There are two incisions made: one across the hip and another to separate the navel from the surrounding area. Exposed muscle is tightened using internal sutures. A new umbilical opening is created. Any open space created is taken care of using internal sutures.

Are You the Right Candidate?

Patients who seek lipoabdominoplasty first go through a pre-operative assessment and consultation. For patients who are obese, this primary examination will determine if the abdominal obesity is contributed to by obesity in the stomach walls. Patients with predominant fat along the abdominal walls are counseled to lose weight. Such patients are not right for the surgery until they fall within the acceptable BMI range.

Lipoabdominoplasty Aftercare

Even though lipoabdominoplasty is an invasive procedure, patients are discharged the next day. A compression garment is to be worn for three weeks, and during that time, all strenuous exercise must be avoided. Depending on the degree of tissue removal and the treatment area, patients can resume their desk job within two weeks.

Patients who have experienced drastic weight loss prior to the surgery are advised to allow for longer recovery time than those with minimum liposuction and tummy tuck. Results are not noticeable immediately, since this is an invasive procedure and comes with a degree of post-surgical. Final results start to show as the body heals over the course of the next six months. Patients are prescribed mild pain relievers to manage post-surgical pain.

Get In Touch for a Consultation

Get in touch with the office of Dr. Mitchell D. Kaye, an experienced surgeon with numerous satisfied patients, and arrange a helpful lipoabdominoplasty consultation. During this consultation, you and Dr. Kaye will discuss the procedure and your goals in greater detail.