The upper and lower abdomen is the most common area treated with liposuction. Superficial or subcutaneous fat, can be removed with liposuction. Deeper fat, or visceral fat, lies under the muscle and cannot be treated with liposuction. Dr. Crabtree will examine your abdomen to determine what can be treated.
Many people are concerned with excess skin on the abdomen. After tumescent liposuction, most patient’s skin contracts or pulls up quite well. This procedure is so effective that very few people actually require a tummy-tuck. Dr. Crabtree will refer you to a physician that performs abdominoplasties if he feels you are not a candidate for liposuction.