What’s the Best Way to Get Rid of My Lower Belly Pooch?

What’s the best way to get rid of my lower belly pooch? Ever since I gave birth to my children, I’ve struggled with this area of my body. My abs are flat save for this pooch. Help!

Dr. Niki ChristopoulosUnfortunately, the problem that you are facing is a very common one. After giving birth, many women find that most of their body rebounds, but the skin around their stomach does not. Particularly after a second or third child, women who had no trouble getting their bodies back after the first few pregnancies often find that their bodies have stopped responding the way they once did.

This is perfectly natural and, again, very common. But if your little pooch is making you feel less confident or less beautiful, there are a number of options that can help you feel like yourself again.

The first option is a mini tummy tuck. In my office in Chicago, tummy tuck procedures have helped quite a few mothers feel rejuvenated following pregnancy. The mini tummy tuck is great because it gets rid of excess skin and leaves you with a tighter abdomen without leaving a significant scar. The mini tummy tuck can be combined with liposuction if necessary to help give you the flat belly you’ve been missing.
If the skin has become quite loose, you may need a full tummy tuck in order to get back your pre-pregnancy body. The main difference between full tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck is that a larger incision is needed in order to address the area of concern. The incision is made from the inside of one hip to the inside of the other hip below your panty line so that the scar will not show when you wear a bikini. Over time and with the right care, your scar should fade substantially. For more information on your tummy tuck options and what might be entailed, read our blog Tummy Tucks: Traditional vs. Extended vs. Mini.
If, on the other hand, your skin is actually tight, but you’re dealing with a pooch of hard to get rid of fat underneath your skin, you might want to consider liposuction. With the latest advances in liposuction technology, you can achieve highly customized results that are in line with your particular wishes. Liposuction doesn’t require any major incisions, and the downtime is quite short, which is a big part of why liposuction is so popular in the United States.

If you’re interested in tummy tucks or liposuction in Chicago, contact my office schedule a consultation. I’d be happy to talk to you about all of your options for restoring your body to its pre-mommy peak.

Treating Lesser Known Areas of the Body with Liposuction

Liposuction in ChicagoLiposuction in Chicago is one of the most common procedures performed on both men and women. Over the last decade, advances in liposuction have made it possible to contour the body with precision and artful detail. While many people tend to think of liposuction as a way to remove troublesome fat deposits from the stomach, buttocks, or hips, the procedure can actually be used to address a much wider variety of trouble areas which are outlined below.

Liposuction for Men’s Chests

For example, a large number of men utilize liposuction to reduce unwanted fat deposits in their chests. This is a condition known as gynecomastia, and it is particularly common in men over the age of 50, but can develop at any age. The condition can be very disheartening and cause embarrassment in certain types of clothes and in intimate situations. With targeted liposuction, male patients can reshape their chests to match the proportions of the rest of their bodies, creating a more overall toned appearance.

Chin Liposuction

Many men and women also find that a small amount of liposuction under the chin can help them feel more confident and youthful. We all tend to get a bit saggy under the chin as the years go by, but some of us also develop fat deposits in this area which can make us look less fit and healthy than we actually are. In such cases, liposuction is a simple remedy with minimal downtime that can create subtle yet fabulous results.

Liposuction to Treat Cankles

Another problem area that women in particular tend to notice is unwanted fat deposits around the ankles. Commonly referred to as “cankles,” some women find that their calves don’t taper down to their feet in a particularly flattering way, and diet and exercise tend to have little or no affect. Targeted liposuction can help fix this problem and give you legs that look and feel longer and leaner.

If you’re interested in liposuction in Chicago, IL, contact Dr. Christopoulos today to schedule a private consultation. Liposuction is an incredibly effective way for healthy people to take care of troublesome areas that have stopped responding to diet and exercise and the results can not only improve your physical appearance, but also boost your confidence.

Beat the Belly Bulge with Liposuction for Men

Curious about liposuction for men? You’re not alone. Liposuction is the most popular plastic surgery amongst both men and women, and it’s only getting more popular.

However, there are a lot of misconceptions about liposuction. People tend to think liposuction is meant for severely overweight people and that it’s only something women do. That’s simply not the case. Liposuction is actually intended for fit people who are having trouble getting rid of lingering pockets of fat by means of diet and exercise alone.

As we get older, fat gets harder to banish from our hips, bottoms, and stomachs. Men tend to have the hardest time doing away with small pockets of fat on their stomachs and sides. This is where liposuction can help.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, men underwent more than one million cosmetic procedures last year, and the largest portion of those procedures were liposuction. The number of men opting for any sort of plastic surgery has increased 237% since 1997. What more and more men are realizing is that liposuction is a safe, simple way to achieve the body they deserve.

When you decide to undergo liposuction, you’ll begin with a consultation with Chicago plastic surgeon, Dr. Niki Christopoulos. During your private consultation, Dr. Christopoulos will discuss your goals and help you decide on a course of action. If you determine that liposuction is the right choice for you, you’ll set your surgery date. The procedure itself is done as an outpatient procedure under either IV sedation or general anesthesia. You’ll be able to go back to work within a day or two and should feel completely healed two weeks after your procedure. Once you’ve healed, you’ll be able to enjoy and show off your new slimmer, trimmer physique.

If you’re a fit person, but you’re starting to have trouble keeping your beer belly or love handles in check, liposuction might be the right choice for you. The procedure can be completely customized to target the specific areas where your body holds onto fat. Liposuction won’t keep you from putting on weight, but if you do put weight on after your procedure, it shouldn’t concentrate in the places where you had your procedure. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopoulos today to learn more.