Laser Body Reshaping – Abdomen
The abdomen is one of the most requested areas for treatment. Ageing, changes in weight and pregnancy, can all affect this area and, even following stringent diet and exercise regimes, it can be difficult to achieve a taut and toned abdomen.
Depending on the degree of the problem, there is a solution to fit. If there is weakness or separation in the abdominal muscles as well as excess fat and sagging skin, then an abdominoplasty, commonly called a tummy tuck, is the most appropriate option. If the issue is excess fat only and there is little skin sagging, then liposuction alone might be best.
Mr Hassan Shaaban is a experienced and qualified Consultant Plastic Surgeon who has performed many abdominoplasty and liposuction surgeries, but he is seeing an increasing number of patients for whom Laser Body Reshaping to the abdomen is a viable alternative, particularly to liposuction.
Liposuction is very effective at removing excess fat, but it can be more difficult to achieve the smooth body contour that is desired in the abdominal area, and often patients need a follow-up treatment to smooth any lumps or bumps. Laser Body Reshaping allows the plastic surgeon to achieve a much smoother contour because the fat is liquefied before it is removed.
The laser energy also produces a degree of skin tightening at the same time as the fat is removed, producing a much more overall aesthetically-pleasing result.
The other benefit of Laser Body Reshaping is that it is a much less invasive procedure, resulting in a marked diminution in downtime and recovery. After careful marking up of the treatment area, Mr Hassan Shaaban performs the procedure under local anaesthetic, which is injected through a few tiny incisions. The laser device is then inserted through these same tiny incisions, avoiding the large scarring that is the result of conventional abdominal surgery.
The laser energy is directed into the fat and skin and then the dissolved fat is suctioned out. Mr Hassan Shaaban always recommends that patients wear a specially designed surgical compression garment for a period post-procedure to ensure the best result possible.
Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Laser Specialist, Mr Hassan Shaaban has found that, for a carefully selected group of patients, Laser Body Reshaping to the abdomen provides very effective results, without the associated downtime and complications that accompany other treatment options.