Abdominal Fat Won't Go Away? 2 Treatments to Help You Slim Down

Abdominal fat can be difficult to make go away no matter what you do. Fortunately, there are many treatments that can help you slim down much faster than you can on your own. Keep reading to learn about two treatments you can choose. 

Tummy Tuck

A quick way to slim down is by getting a tummy tuck. To do this you will need to see a cosmetic surgeon since you will be put under anesthesia in a hospital for this procedure. You will also hear a tummy tuck referred to as an abdominoplasty. It will not only improve the shape of your tummy but also its appearance.   

During the tummy tuck, the doctor removes fat and excess skin from your abdominal area. The doctor then tightens connective tissue in your abdomen using sutures. They then reposition the remaining skin to make your tummy look toned. 

After the operation, the doctor will cover the incision with surgical dressing to keep it protected. They may insert small tubes in the incision to drain excess fluid and/or blood. You will get up and walk while in the hospital so blood clots will not form. The doctor will show you how to care for the drains and may keep you on an antibiotic until the drains are removed. The doctor may also prescribe a pain medication to be taken for a few days after the procedure.


Another option to remove belly fat is by getting liposuction from a cosmetic surgeon. This is a surgical procedure so it may be done in the hospital. This will depend on if you get regional anesthesia or local anesthesia, and your doctor can decide what would be best for you. He or she will use suction to remove fat from your belly. The suction device can also remove fat from other areas, such as your arms, buttocks, thighs, and hips. 

The doctor makes a small cut to the abdominal area and inserts a tube that is connected to a vacuum machine. Once the tube is inserted into the right area, the machine is turned on to suck the fat out of your belly. How long the procedure lasts depends on the amount of fat you have in your abdomen.

After the procedure, you will have some pain along with bruising and swelling. You may be prescribed antibiotics to help prevent infection as well as pain medication to take for a few days. The doctor may ask you to wear a compression garment around your abdomen for a few days. 

The cosmetic surgeon can go over a tummy tuck and liposuction with you in much more detail.

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