As you prepare for lipo 360 before and after, we want to provide some advice and tips for your journey. Sometimes called circumferential liposuction, lipo 360 is a fairly straightforward procedure in which unwanted fat is removed from around the entirety of the abdomen — from the upper and lower abdomen, sides, and back.
The results lipo 360 can achieve are often dramatic. Patients who opt for a lipo 360 BBL (Brazilian butt lift) fat transfer can achieve even more dramatic results. In fact, the latter is a popular procedure when patients are seeking a new hourglass figure.
Before we go into even greater detail about the outcome of liposuction 360, though, let’s go back to the beginning: How should you prepare for your procedure, and what should you expect before and after lipo 360? Let’s dive right in.
360 Lipo Before and After: Planning Ahead
When it comes to achieving a more sculpted and contoured body, 360 lipo is a state of the art procedure that targets multiple areas of the midsection at once. Here are some tips for making the most of this body contouring procedure.
#1 – Choose the right plastic surgeon.
One of the first steps when planning for 360 lipo is scheduling a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. During this meeting, you will discuss your goals, expectations, and medical history. Make sure you have good rapport with your surgeon.
Your surgeon will also evaluate you to ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure and then provide personalized recommendations for surgery.
#2 – Set realistic goals.
While 360 lipo can produce remarkable before and after results, you always want to have realistic goals. Your plastic surgeon will help you understand what can be achieved and tailor the procedure to your specific needs and body type.
#3 – Undergo the necessary testing.
Some patients will need to undergo further medical testing. Liposuction typically requires general anesthesia, and we want to ensure your safety while you are under anesthesia and during the recovery period.
Your plastic surgeon will guide you through this medical evaluation, which may include blood tests, a physical examination, a cardiac evaluation, and imaging tests, if needed. These tests are crucial to confirm your readiness for 360 lipo.
#4 – Prepare your body for surgery.
In the weeks leading up to 360 lipo, lifestyle adjustments can help you prepare both physically and mentally. Smokers will need to quit smoking, and we also recommend eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of exercise, and staying hydrated. Your surgeon will provide a detailed pre-operative plan to ensure a safe and successful procedure.
#5 – Set up your home for your recovery.
Be sure your home is adequately prepared for your recovery period. We recommend creating a comfortable and convenient space with cozy blankets and pillows, plenty of bottled water and snacks, and entertainment. You’ll want to take it easy for a few days, so create a space where you can watch movies, chat with friends, or read a book or magazine.
Ask Dr. Schulman about required items for your recovery. You may need to do a medication pickup, purchase a compression garment, or obtain other necessary items for a smooth recovery.
What to Expect During Lipo 360 Recovery
After 360 lipo, you’ll need to follow a post-operative plan to support your healing and optimize your results. This may involve wearing compression garments, avoiding strenuous activities, and attending follow-up appointments with your surgeon.
Some pain may present in the first few days as you heal. Pain medications can be prescribed to mitigate your discomfort. Sleeping often and taking it easy in general will help with this too.
As the weeks go on, you should witness a remarkable change in your body’s appearance — especially around the midsection. Full results may not be apparent for one to three months, however.
To maintain your stunning results, be sure to get regular exercise and eat a balanced diet. Avoid drastic weight fluctuations, and take care of your overall health.
Q&A: Liposuction 360
What are the major lipo 360 areas?
Lipo 360 is performed around the entire circumference of the abdomen, so this includes the stomach (front), love handles (flanks), and back. Look up before and after lipo 360 areas to see close-up photos for each of these areas.
Can you get lipo 360 with a mommy makeover?
Yes, absolutely. Most often, mommy makeovers include liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, and breast augmentation or a breast lift. These procedures remove loose skin and extra fat and recontour the breasts. Lipo 360 can definitely be included.
Still, patients may also opt for a mommy makeover procedure without any of these procedures. For instance, you can look up a mommy makeover with lipo 360 without tummy tuck surgery or without breast surgery for examples. If you don’t have excess skin on your abdomen, it’s unlikely you would benefit from a tummy tuck.
Will my stomach be flat after lipo 360?
For most patients, yes, a flatter stomach can be achieved with a lipo 360 procedure by focusing on fat removal from the mid to lower front of the abdomen. But as always, your results after lipo 360 surgery will depend on your natural anatomy and what you’re starting with, your goals for the procedure, your surgical strategy, how well you do throughout recovery, and whether you can maintain your results.
How much weight can you lose after lipo 360?
Liposuction 360 is not a weight loss procedure. The goal of any liposuction procedure is to get rid of excess fat on the abdomen area that’s been resistant to diet and exercise. This is more about improving appearance through strategic liposuction placement and less about a number on the scale.
How long after lipo 360 will I see results?
It may take between one and three months to see your complete results after lipo 360. Still, throughout the recovery period, you should see steady improvements with diminishing swelling day by day.
Call Today to Book Your Consultation
The further you can plan ahead for your liposuction 360 procedure, the better. And it all starts with a consultation appointment.
Contact our NYC office today to set up your personal consultation with board certified and well-known body contouring specialist Dr. Matthew Schulman.