The abdomen (referred to generally as the “stomach”) is a common area for targeted liposculpture procedures. This area can have very stubborn fat deposits and losing fat through diet and exercise from the abdomen can be incredibly difficult. The abdomen is the most common body part in which men carry extra fat.

Men experience unwanted fatty deposits most commonly over the abdomen and in the flank (love handles). Almost all men experience this to some extent and it tends to increase as one ages. With liposculpture, huge improvements to one’s shape can be achieved, minimising or even eliminating belt overhang and improving one’s side profile. Liposculpture of the abdomen in men is often combined with treatment for the hips and waist for a dramatic overall streamlined result.

Small abdomens can be treated with liposculpture to achieve a very flat result, and a “pot belly” can be removed. In people with loose skin folds over the abdomen, abdominal liposculpture can effectively reduce excess skin without the need for invasive surgery.

Tumescent liposculpture is a revolutionary cosmetic surgery procedure that is very effective for removing fat from the abdomen in men to artistically reshape the area to a more appealing aesthetic. It is a minimally-invasive procedure and, for people who have extremely large deposits of fat in the abdominal area, they may opt to have abdominal liposculpture following recovery from liposuction.

Dr Meaghan Heckenberg performs abdominal liposculpture as a day-only procedure at Be Sculptured in Crows Nest. It’s well worth calling for a consultation today to change your body and your self-confidence for the better.


Anyone with excess abdominal fat can benefit from this procedure. The amount of fat that can be removed depends on the volume present to start with, but a general approximation would be about 70% of the volume present. So regardless of your size the end result will be much smaller.

People with hernias over the areas to be treated will need to have these repaired before the procedure. Sometimes men have a large proportion of the abdominal fat within the abdomen itself (behind the muscles) and not in front. They are less suitable for liposculpture, but still may benefit to some extent.

Yes, the reduction in the abdomen is permanent, provided that your weight remains stable no more than a weight gain of a few kilos after the procedure.

The small access holes are 2-5mm wide. There are usually 4-5 for treatment of the abdomen, but they can be hidden at the lower margin of the abdomen and in the umbilicus. They are not sutured after the procedure and essentially are invisible after a couple of weeks. As all the instruments used in this surgery are quite blunt, there is generally no change to how the abdomen feels after the first few weeks.

A special lycra bodysuit compressive chest garment is used for about two weeks after the procedure.

Most abdominal liposuction procedures take from between 2 to 2 1/2 hours to complete.

In general you should plan on taking 1-2 days off work or slightly longer if your work is active. It would be about 3 weeks before normal gym activities or jogging should be restarted.

The cost of this procedure varies according to the areas that require treatment and whether the area is treated alone or in conjunction with other areas, such as jowl and facial liposculpture (this is most common). For an accurate costing, please use the online consultation or make an appointment by phoning (02) 9906 1555.


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