Stubborn areas of fat hanging around your midsection can be a pain. Whether you have love handles, a bulging tummy, or crave a sleek hourglass shape, belly fat gets in the way of achieving your ideal physique.
Permanently remove fat around your tummy, sides, and back once and for all, and enjoy a sleek, slim shape with Lipo 360. Take a closer look into Lipo 360 to help you determine if it’s right for you.
What is Lipo 360?
Surely you’ve heard of traditional liposuction to get rid of pesky fat. Lipo 360 is a more inclusive cosmetic procedure that removes stubborn fat from the midsection to restore your natural silhouette – 360 degrees around.
Lipo 360 is one of the most sought-after modern fat removal procedures to achieve an hourglass shape. Lipo 360 removes subcutaneous fat (the fat you can visibly see just under the skin) using tumescent (under the skin) liposuction in 4 distinct areas to reshape and contour the body. Target areas cover the stomach, flanks, back, and waistline.
What Does Lipo 360 Include?
Lipo 360 looks at the entire midsection to create cohesive, natural-looking results. The doctor can remove stubborn fat from the abdomen, lower back, flanks (love handles), and waist.
Lipo 360 can help you achieve:
- A flatter stomach
- More apparent abdominal muscles
- Reduced love handles
- A more curvy, shapely figure
- A smaller waistline
What Happens During a Lipo 360 Procedure?
Lipo 360 is a relatively straightforward procedure. Here’s what to expect before, during, and after your treatment.
Before fat removal surgery, you’ll meet with your cosmetic surgeon to discuss your goals and expectations about the procedure. During this initial consultation, be sure to let your doctor know which areas of the body you hope to target.
If you’re a good candidate for Lipo 360, you’ll be able to book the surgical procedure with your doctor.
During the Procedure:
Wear loose, comfortable clothing that’s easy to remove and put back on the day of your surgery.
Before your liposuction procedure, your doctor will likely review any pre-op tests, go over aftercare instructions, and answer any last-minute questions you might have.
In most cases, Lipo 360 is performed under local anesthesia or sedation. Tumescent liposuction does not require general anesthesia, meaning you will remain awake but pain-free during the procedure. Lipo 360 starts with making small incisions in the skin. Next, the surgeon will inject tumescent fluid into the incisions, which is a combination of lidocaine, epinephrine, sodium bicarbonate, and saline.
The solution numbs the areas of the body where liposuction is being performed to keep you safe and comfortable throughout the surgery. Next, the plastic surgeon will use a cannula vacuum to suction unwanted fat deposits from specific areas in the midsection.
Finally, the doctor will proceed with body sculpting and removing fat deposits in the lower abdomen, upper abdomen, flanks, lower back, and love handles to accentuate your natural curves and create a natural-looking result.
If you opt to have a fat transfer like a Brazilian Butt Lift simultaneously with Lipo 360, the fat cells will be harvested, sterilized, and then reinjected into your body at this stage of the surgery.
You’ll likely wear a compression garment immediately following your liposuction surgery. This garment helps reduce pain, swelling, bruising and helps speed up the healing process.
Your doctor may monitor you for a short amount of time post-op before discharging you. Even though you will not be under general anesthesia, driving is not permitted after surgery. Instead, you should arrange a ride home with a trusted friend, family member, or car ride service following your procedure.
Your doctor will likely book a follow-up appointment a few days later to check your progress and healing.
What is the Recovery Time After Lipo 360?
There is minimal downtime after this type of liposuction, and you should be able to return to work in 3-4 days. Most patients experience some pain or discomfort for a few days. Swelling and bruising are the most common side effects of Lipo 360. Ample rest is recommended for at least 2 days following surgery. Pain can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Avoid any significant exercise for at least three weeks, and don’t return to the gym until you are cleared for exercise by your surgeon.
The small incisions will heal and fade within a few days. You’ll notice immediate changes in your body following Lipo 360. The final results often take 2-3 months.
Am I a Good Candidate for Lipo 360?
Healthy individuals who are within their ideal body weight but want to remove stubborn excess fat are ideal candidates for 360-degree liposuction. Lipo 360 is exceptional if you’re seeking an hourglass shape. However, if you have a large amount of visceral fat (that’s the fat deep inside your body surrounding your internal organs), Lipo 360 may not be the best procedure for you. Additionally, if you recently lost weight and have an abundance of excess skin, liposuction is generally not used as a skin tightening procedure. In this case, a tummy tuck or a mommy makeover could be a better option to remove loose skin permanently.
Liposuction is not a weight loss surgery. Instead, the procedure removes excess fat from troublesome areas that don’t respond well to exercise to contour and redefine your body shape.
Can I do Lipo 360 and BBL at the Same Time?
Absolutely! Lipo 360 is an excellent way to collect excess fat cells that can later be transferred into other body areas. Typically fat is removed from the midsection in Lipo 360. The extracted fat is purified and prepared for transfer. During a BBL, the surgeon will inject your own fat into the buttocks to increase volume and improve the overall shape of your bottom.
Additionally, you can recycle fat with a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation or a gluteus augmentation.
The Benefits of Lipo 360
Deciding which type of liposuction is right for you can be a challenge. Keep in mind traditional lipo targets one specific area where Lipo 360 offers a more inclusive result. Circumferential liposuction is a more comprehensive procedure that considers your full profile and silhouette of the midsection. This procedure isn’t exclusively to remove fat around the back, belly, and love handles; it’s to help sculpt and shape the body to give you your desired figure.
How Much Does A 360 Liposculpture Cost?
Like any other cosmetic surgery, the cost can vary for each patient. Body contouring surgery is especially personal. Factors including where you live, how much fat you want to remove, and surgeon expertise can fluctuate the cost. For example, lipo 360 can be anywhere from $1,400 to $9,200.
To have an accurate understanding of the cost of your procedure, you’ll first have to book an initial consultation with your surgeon. In-person or virtual consultations are the first step to take to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Are there any risks associated with 360 Liposuction?
There are risks associated with any cosmetic surgery. While uncommon, severe side effects include infections, bleeding, skin ulcerations, and nerve injuries.
- Does having a prior C-Section matter?
It is not a contraindication for having this type of liposuction. In most cases, having a prior C-section will not affect the surgery. Lipo 360 can sometimes even make the scar smoother and remove fat deposits that can accumulate above the scar.
- What is the difference between Lipo 360 and a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck physically removes fat and skin to tighten and smooth the stomach, whereas Lipo 360 only removes fat around your midsection. Additionally, a tummy tuck is a much more invasive surgery and will require ample downtime.
- How many inches can I lose with Lipo 360?
Lipo 360 will generally remove a couple of inches from your waist. A general rule of thumb is that you lose an inch for every five pounds of fat lost. Keep in mind your results may vary.
- When will I be completely healed?
You can return to regular activity relatively quickly after surgery. However, a long-term recovery typically lasts 3 months.
If you’re still unsure if plastic surgery is right for you, consider speaking with a board-certified plastic surgeon to learn more. 360-degree-lipo can be a life-changing procedure for many patients looking to achieve their ideal body shape.