Will Liposuction Work For My Abdominal Problem?

Q: Dr. Eppley, How much for liposuction, specifically smart lipo, of the abdomen? Here is a picture of my abdomen. I am not interested in a tummy tuck scar and the recovery time. Thanks.

A: While I can understand why you would want to pursue some form of liposuction, it is neither the appropriate or effective contouring procedure for your abdominal problem. You have as much excess skin as fat as part of the loose abdominal overhang. Removing fat will only cause more loose skin and will not get rid of the overhang. It may likely leave your abdominal problem with no substantative improvement. While no one understandably wants a tummy tuck scar or the recovery from it, this is the only procedure that will be effective for your concerns. Do not waste money or effort on a liposuction procedure that will not work for you.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana