For many people, areas of fat around the belly, back, and sides are simply impossible to get rid of through diet and exercise, creating a “spare tire” around the waist that is a source of frustration and self-consciousness. Fortunately, Lipo 360 is a comprehensive method of removing the localized fat deposits around the entire circumference of the waist in a safe, effective manner. The result is a smoother, slimmer shape that allows you to look your best and feel confident in your body!
Lipo 360, or, more formerly, Circumferential Trunk Liposuction, is a form of fat removal that goes beyond targeting one specific area. Instead, Dr. Ortiz will work in a 360-degree manner around the waist, removing fat deposits from around the upper and lower abdomen, flanks (love handles), and mid to lower back. Like traditional liposuction, Dr. Ortiz performs the procedure in one of two ways: suction-assisted liposuction or ultrasound-assisted liposuction. Suction-assisted liposuction is a method in which a solution of saline, water, and anesthesia is injected into the fat cells, and a cannula is inserted to suction them out. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction uses a special cannula that vibrates rapidly, giving off ultrasound energy that liquefies the cells, making it easier to suction them out through the cannula. In addition to fat removal, Dr. Ortiz can also sculpt and contour the area into a slimmer, more attractive physique. He will work with you to determine the right method for the procedure during your initial consultation. Because lipo 360 is generally a safe outpatient procedure, many patients find the recovery experience to be fairly quick and simple. There may be some soreness and bruising, and Dr. Ortiz may place drains at the incision sites to prevent a build up of fluid. This will limit your activity for a few days, but most people are able to get back to normal light activity within a week and back to work in two weeks. You can find more information about lipo in our liposuction FAQs.
Lipo 360 is not a weight loss solution. Rather, it's for people who are at a healthy weight but struggle with stubborn areas of fat around their midsection. By removing the excess fat, you can experience a more toned abdomen, a more defined waistline, and a smoother silhouette.
If you're ready to feel more confident and attractive with Lipo 360, Dr. Ortiz can help. He has worked with countless women and men to reach their goals, feel more confident, and love how they look. To learn more about this procedure and see if it's the right option for you, we're here to help. Schedule your personalized consultation at our Raleigh plastic surgery center by calling us at 919-532-2270 or send us an email using our easy-to-use online contact form below.
36 year old female who presented for evaluation after having children, who felt she had lost the good appearance of her abdomen, and desired evaluation for liposuction and buttock fat grafting. Stated that she felt that her hips became squared and that she lost projection of her buttocks. Weight: 186 pounds. BMI: 32. Procedures performed: Tummy Tuck, Lipo 360, Brazilian Butt Lift.
30 year old female who desired a more defined waistline. She stated she is very active, but despite diet and exercise her waistline is never thin. She also felt that her multiple back rolls did not look attractive in dresses. She stated that otherwise she is active and healthy.
Weight: 190 pounds. BMI: 30