Liposuction of the belly is one of the most sought out procedures in cosmetic plastic surgery. In essence, it allows a surgeon like me to carve out the surrounding fat and actually etch you into the superhero that you have always desired. It is important to visualize this. Imagine a sculptor working on a piece of clay or ice, in one hand they have a wand like cannula tool that is carefully carving away excess fat, while the other hand may seem empty. However, this empty hand guides the entire process, it actually guides how much fat the wand will remove by a process called compression coupling. It autocorrects any imperfections by feeling and touching the areas that have been carved out and the areas that are about to be next. That is essentially what I do when I perform liposuction of the belly also known as abdominal etching. That empty hand is the secret to success and allows me to add just the right amount of pressure or compression to guide the fat removal.
Thus, when seeking liposuction of the belly keep in mind that you need to choose an artistic surgeon. An artistic eye and experience is key! The end goal of this entire process is to achieve High Definition Liposuction outcomes. High definition liposuction is something that I have pioneered and only after years of experience. So, what exactly is High Definition Liposuction of the belly? There are two important concepts to understand. High Definition has the same connotation as what you think it means. Just like an HD-TV, we expect stunning picture results when watching our favorite movie or watching the Superbowl. We want to sound, light, bass, and entertainment. That is essentially what I strive for when I perform liposuction of the belly. It is extremely important to bring my patients to a near-perfect 9 or a perfect 10 on my HDL Body Scale. Your belly will have highlights, curves, elegance, harmony and your abs will show their true self.
The other component for liposuction of the belly is 360 degrees. This is also another important concept. Imagine yourself in your bathing suit walking down the beach as people are staring at you from all angles; the family in the distance, a couple of guys running behind you, and the lifeguard in his stand. Each of them has their own view and own angle of you. Thus, it is essential to keep this in mind. So, while I operate on you for liposuction of the stomach, I start moving you around. I will have my assistants move your hips up so I can get to your posterior flanks. I will then rotate you to make sure your external obliques extend to your lower back with harmony and no irregularities. I will move your shoulders, hips, arms, torso in multiple positions to make sure that every angle I turn you in your belly is equal. In summary, I will give you that desired high definition 360-degree view of your belly.
Now it is important to understand what is desired for liposuction of the belly. For my female patients, we like to feminize them. We do this by creating vertical lines that include the 2 semilunar lines laterally and the central line alba line. The two semilunar lines outline your abdominal cavity. In essence, they are the border between the outside region of your abs and separate them from your serratus muscles, external obliques, and flanks. Therefore it is important to appreciate that these lines have to act as a border but at the same time have harmony, and “softly” create these regions. In other words, I have to liposuction just the right amount of your belly to make sure you become feminized. Too much liposuction will lead to an undesired deeper ridge. Finally, the linea alba line is a line that extends from the bottom of your central rib cage to your belly button. This helps separates the definition between your rectus muscles in your abdominal cavity. Again, we need to create harmony. If we look at perfect female body contour, there is a greater definition of the linea alba towards the upper region of your sternum and less at the end close to your belly button. Therefore, I tend to liposuction less when I get closer to your belly button to achieve just the right amount of highlights.
In my male patients, we like to masculine them. In doing so we create both vertical lines and horizontal lines. The vertical lines are the same in our female patients, but the only difference is that I am more aggressive with my liposuction. I carve out these lines to make my patients have ridges and definition. The horizontal lines in my male patients are called inscriptions, the lines that separate the upper, middle, and lower rectus muscles. These are the most important lines to focus on during liposuction of the belly in a male. When done right, they are the ones that help define my patients’ natural 6-pack that they have always desired.
In summary, it is important to understand that liposuction of the belly needs a truly experienced artist. An artist must understand HD-360 and gender-specific body contour aesthetic standards of the feminized female look and the masculinized male look.