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A 25-year-old male asked:

Is it true that liposuction of the abs and flanks take longer to see final results than other areas?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Not necessarily: It depends on the amount of fat removal. Every patient is different. It may take a few months to see the final shape.
Dr. Curtis Wong
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Lipo abdomen: Is one of the areas that visible results are difficult to appreciate. You should see the results in your flanks almost immediately but it much more difficult to appreciate the results of liposuction of your tummy.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Not Necessarily: Much depends on how much adipose tissue is removed in each area as well as the quality of the overlying skin elasticity. Patience is required; it may take several months to see the final outcome of the procedures performed.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Compared to what? : Liposuction results may be readily visible immediately in most areas. With true liposuction where fat is immediately evacuated results may be seen as compare to non invasive techniques such as zeltiq where fat is destroyed but not removed and depends on the body's resorption. Dependent areas such as the calves and ankles typically take the longest due to prolo fed swelling, .

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Last updated Feb 25, 2017

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