What are the Best Cosmetic Procedures for Getting Rid of Belly Fat? By Joseph M. Brown, MD, FACS on November 20, 2019

As we all know, it’s tremendously hard to look in the mirror and barely recognize yourself. Whether it’s age, motherhood, or weight fluctuation, our bodies inevitably change over time, even as we beg them not to. Wondering about getting rid of belly fat? That is where Tampa Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery comes in.

Dr. Brown centers his practice around honest and personalized care, so the first step in discussing cosmetic procedures is to admit that there isn’t one that is better than the others at getting rid of stomach fat. It all depends on you, your body, and the results you want. Here are the options listed from the most subtle to the most transformative.

Liposuction: For those stubborn pockets (10lbs or less)

Liposuction is designed for getting rid of stubborn belly fat that is left even after the patient reaches their weight-loss goals. It is minimally invasive, requiring only a small incision, which can be easily hidden by Dr. Brown. In most cases, Dr. Brown will use ultrasound or laser technology to improve your results by liquefying the fat as it is removed.

The procedure is safe and only requires mild sedation, so you’ll be up and running in no time. As long as the skin remains elastic, there will be some natural tightening that occurs after the procedure. If you’re an older patient or have severely stretched the skin in the affected area, then a mini tummy tuck is likely more appropriate.

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Mini Tummy Tuck: For new Moms

A subtle version of a full tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck does require general anesthetic rather than the mild sedation used during liposuction. Patients should plan to focus on their recovery for the first two weeks and avoid any strenuous activity for a full six weeks.

The procedure is relatively simple. Dr. Brown will make a relatively small incision along the bikini line. Once the incision has been made, he will stitch the lower aspect of your abdominal muscles together, reducing any bulging caused by damage to the abdominal muscles.

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Tummy Tuck: For serious transformation

The tummy tuck is the full deal, and it is important, as with any surgery, to keep open communication with Dr. Brown so you know what to expect both during and after the surgery. That being said, it is also one of the most transformative procedures in Dr. Brown's arsenal.

You will be put under general anesthetic and the recovery period will take some time. For the first two weeks, you will have to walk in a slightly bent position due to the new tautness of the abdominal wall. You will have to wear a binding garment for about six weeks, with a reduction in the required time after four weeks. It will be a full six weeks before you are fully recovered. With this in mind, make sure you have someone to help you with daily tasks for at least the first two weeks.

During the surgery itself, Dr. Brown will make two incisions, one from hip to hip along the pubic line and one around the belly button, as it will have to be re-positioned. He will then tighten and repair your abdominal muscles, with specific attention to the recreation of an hour-glass contour. Then he will stretch the skin, hiding most stretch marks, and excising the excess, which will take the rest of your stretch marks with it.

A full tummy tuck is no easy undertaking, so having a plastic surgeon in Tampa you can trust is paramount. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the procedure and aftercare, as Dr. Brown's ultimate goal is to make you feel comfortable and help you re-shape your body to create a version of yourself that you recognize and love as much as you should.

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A board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Joseph M. Brown strives to provide patients with transformative, yet natural results in a safe and comfortable environment. When you choose him as your provider, he will develop a patient-doctor relationship based on honesty, trust, and a clear understanding of a common goal. He is affiliated with organizations such as the:

  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Florida Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons

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