A common desire of many men and women is to recapture their youthful, slim figure. The aging process can lead to weight gain, significantly in the midsection, and can negatively affect your self-image. While traditional liposuction can target trouble areas with stubborn fat deposits, 360 liposuction reshapes the entire core of your midriff, including the abdomen, flanks and lower and upper back, sometimes adding treatment of the arms and thighs.
Any excess skin from this procedure can be removed through a body contouring procedure as needed. 360 liposuction is designed to make the body appear toned and reshaped from every angle. By removing excess fat from all around the middle of the body, confidence can be restored and your body contours can be transformed.
360 Liposuction Results
What to Expect During Surgery
Step One: Anesthesia
Anesthesia is administered to provide comfort during your 360 liposuction procedure. Dr. Vijay will discuss your anesthesia options and make recommendations based on your preferences.
Step Two: Incision
After anesthesia takes effect, small incisions are made in the liposuction locations to allow access to fat tissues.
Step Three: Removing Fat
A very thin suctioning tube, known as a cannula, is inserted through the incisions, and fat is gently removed.
Step Four: Closing the Incisions
Once fat cells are removed from the desired areas, the incisions will be closed with layered sutures as well as skin adhesive or surgical tape to keep skin closed and promote healing.
Step Five: Visible Results
Each patient will yield different results from 360 liposuction depending on the severity of their needs. Results will be immediately noticeable, and as swelling dissipates, you’ll notice a more dramatic outcome.
During your initial consultation, your body will be examined and requests will be addressed. It will be required that you provide a complete medical history, including your family history and any current medical conditions or medications you are taking. Individual expectations and goals will be discussed prior to your surgery to achieve your desired results.
Common symptoms include pain, swelling and bruising immediately after surgery. Your general health and how much fat is removed will have an effect on your recovery time, which may be between 1 and 4 weeks to return to your full activity level. Most patients resume daily activities within 1 day and work within 5 days. Most patients also report feeling improvement as a gradual process within the first few weeks. Plenty of rest and relaxation for the first few days can expedite healing. Incision marks will fade over time.
For the best results, it is best to follow your provided postoperative care instructions. Taking 1 or 2 weeks off from work and avoiding any heavy lifting or physical exertion will help you heal quicker. Wearing the provided garments and massaging as instructed are very important for optimal results. Avoid direct sunlight on your incision sites for up to 1 year to prevent sun damage and sunburns, as these areas will be more sensitive to sunlight.
When considering the 360 liposuction technique, you will want to consider the total cost of the procedure. While each liposuction site typically costs approximately $2,000 to $3,500, bundling multiple liposuction areas with 360 liposuction may reduce your fees depending on your needs. Our fees usually include anesthesia fees, hospital and/or surgical facility cost, medical tests and post-surgical garments. There may occasionally be additional costs for prescriptions and medical tests. Upon completing your initial consultation, your estimated price will be provided.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there non-invasive liposuction treatments available?
The cutting-edge techniques used by our plastic surgeons give you far more dramatic results that are more predictable than non-invasive treatments, and the prices are comparable. The fat is actually removed with our techniques, and the contours obtained are more pleasing.
Are my results permanent?
Any fat removed during your 360 liposuction is gone forever. Implementing a healthy diet along with an exercise regimen will assist in maintaining your ideal weight and avoid gaining additional fat.
Should I consider financing my procedure?
This procedure is usually not covered by insurance, so it is important to consider financing options. Payment plans are sometimes available to fit various budgeting concerns, so discuss payment options with your surgeon during your consultation.
Can 360 liposuction be combined with other procedures?
Depending on your desired result, you may want to combine this procedure with a tummy tuck or another body contouring method to remove excess skin and tighten abdominal muscles.
Will I be able to return home right after the surgery?
Every recovery process will be unique due to varying factors. Most patients are dismissed to go home the same day as surgery, but in some cases, it may be recommended that you stay overnight at the hospital or surgery center. You and your physician can determine how you’re feeling and which option is best for your recovery and comfort.
What is the difference between liposuction and 360 liposuction?
Traditional liposuction targets one specific area with excess fat (such as the stomach, thighs or lower back). 360 liposuction does a complete fat removal from the entire midsection, providing a contoured body shape.