Get a Tighter, Flatter Tummy with Abdominal Liposuction By James E. Murphy, MD on September 23, 2016

Woman with a firm, flat stomachExercise and a well-balanced diet are beneficial to a person’s health and general well being. But while there are many benefits of a healthy lifestyle, they don’t always guarantee a perfect body. Stubborn fat deposits are a problem for many people. These areas of excess fat often fail to respond to even the most consistent diet and exercise routines. The tummy is one area in particular that tends to be affected by unwanted fat cells. Fortunately, Dr. James E. Murphy offers body contouring procedures that can enhance the figure and provide patients with a leaner, more toned body. Liposuction is especially effective at eliminating unwanted fat deposits from trouble areas on the body, including the stomach. Dr. Murphy is happy to offer abdominal liposuction to his Reno, NV patients who desire a firmer, flatter tummy.

Candidates for Abdominal Liposuction

Abdominal liposuction is a great procedure for patients who are trying to slim and tone the stomach area. Although liposuction targets stubborn fat deposits, it is important to understand that it is not a weight loss procedure. The most effective abdominal liposuction results will be achieved by those patients who are at, or close to, their ideal weight range. In addition, liposuction does not address loose, saggy skin. Because of this, liposuction is best suited to patients who maintain good skin elasticity.

Liposuction Treatment

Liposuction is a minimally invasive body contouring procedure. Depending on the extent of the treatment area, liposuction may be performed using general or local anesthetic. Dr. Murphy begins abdominal liposuction treatment by injecting volumes of a saline solution to the stomach area. This solution also contains lidocaine. The lidocaine serves multiple purposes. It numbs the area to ensure patient comfort throughout treatment, it constricts the blood vessels, and it swells the fat cells. Essentially, this solution reduces bleeding during treatment and makes it easier to target a patient’s unwanted fat cells.

After injecting this solution a small incision will be made. Dr. Murphy will pass a long, thin tube called a cannula through this incision. The cannula breaks up fat cells and suctions them from the tummy. When the desired results have been achieved, the incision will be closed and recovery will begin.

Enhancing the Results of Abdominal Liposuction

Abdominal liposuction eliminates unwanted fat deposits to create a slimmer, flatter stomach. For many patients, abdominal liposuction alone allows them to achieve the look they desire for their midsection. However, there are also many patients who are concerned by the appearance of loose skin. Excess skin is especially common among patients who have given birth or those who have lost a significant amount of weight. To provide these women with the tight, toned stomach they desire, Dr. Murphy can combine abdominal liposuction with a tummy tuck procedure. Liposuction eliminates stubborn fat, while a tummy tuck addresses excess, stretched skin. Combined, these procedures can give many patients a stomach that makes them feel confident and beautiful.

Schedule an Appointment

Many people find themselves battling stubborn fat cells. If you’ve been unable to achieve the slim, toned figure you desire despite a healthy diet and exercise routine, liposuction can help. Schedule an appointment with Dr. James E. Murphy to learn more about the benefits of this body contouring procedure.

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Dr. James Murphy

Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

Dr. James Murphy is a highly trained, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been in practice 25 years. He serves patients throughout Reno and Lake Tahoe and is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • American Medical Association 
  • Reno Surgical Society

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