The instruments used for the procedure vary from conventional suction cannulas to the more modern Vaser, which uses an ultrasound wand together with the cannula to help break down the tissue. The fat can also be re-implanted into different areas of the body following purification and processing, using a procedure known as lipofilling. Recently developed surgical devices known as J- Plasma use radio frequencies post-operatively to help tighten the skin.
The abdominal wall is a wide structure and the fatty tissue is located in a relatively narrow and space under the surface of the skin. The shape of this fatty layer is affected by the underlying muscle wall, particularly by muscle contraction and relaxation, meaning that the surgeon must have a thorough first-hand knowledge of aponeurosis and muscle anatomy as well as an innate sense of aesthetics and proportion for the abdominal liposculpture procedure to be successful.
The abdominal wall is a contractile and dynamic structure, therefore the shape of the adipose tissue should be assessed from a long-term standpoint, not only with the patient supine, but also in a standing position and during certain movements. A compressive garment tailored to the individual patient must be worn for a certain time following surgery. Usually the incisions are dressed with small adhesive plasters, and there are no sutures to remove. There is little or no postoperative pain, and patients can resume their normal daily activities within a few days. The final result of an abdominal liposculpture procedure will only be visible after weeks or months, the time it takes for the swelling to go down and the tissues to heal. As well as a standalone treatment, our experience has shown us that liposculpture is also effective when performed in association with diastasis recti repair, generally during the same surgical session.