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Liposuction for the Stomach

There are many cosmetic flaws that can lead people to seek aesthetic refinement from plastic surgeon Christopher J. Kovanda, but among all the concerns we hear, excess body fat remains at the top of the list. While we are the first to stress the importance of a healthy lifestyle, we are also aware that many patients are plagued by pockets of fat that are resistant to healthy diet and exercise. When diet and exercise fail to produce the desired results, plastic surgery is often a patient’s best option. Liposuction, in particular, can safely and effectively remove excess fat to create a more desirable body contour.

One of the most common areas of concern and one most likely to hold onto excess fat is the stomach. Whether a result of fluctuations in weight, pregnancy, genetics, or other factors, the stomach is especially vulnerable to stubborn fat deposits. For many of our patients in Minneapolis, stomach liposuction offers the most effective method for toning and slimming the waistline.

The Procedure

During the liposuction procedure, fat is suctioned through a cannula (a small hollow tube) and extracted from the body. While liposuction has been performed for over 30 years, surgical advances have continued to advance the technique, making liposuction even safer and more effective. Dr. Kovanda uses the Power Assisted Lipoplasty form of liposuction at our practice. Rather than a traditional cannula, this technique employs the use of a high frequency reciprocating cannula, which is designed to break down fat so that it is easier to remove from the body. Because the fat is easier to suction from the body using this technique, it creates less trauma for the body and results in a smoother recovery with less bruising. With Power Assisted Lipoplasty, Dr. Kovanda can remove excess fat from the stomach, creating a slimmer waistline and giving the stomach a more toned appearance.


One of the main benefits of liposuction is that it allows Dr. Kovanda to target the specific areas of the body that require attention. While liposuction is especially useful in creating a more attractive contour for the waistline, it can actually be used on any area of the body where stubborn pockets of fat are present. The stomach, or any other areas of the body that are treated with liposuction, will benefit from:

  • A slimmer, more pleasing body contour
  • Effective removal of fat that is unresponsive to diet and exercising
  • Quicker recovery and less bruising thanks to the Power Assisted Lipoplasty technique that is used by Dr. Kovanda

Enhancing the Results of Stomach Liposuction

Liposuction is extremely effective in the removal of fat tissue. However, in the cases of extreme weight loss or post-pregnancy, many patients also have loose, excess skin that requires removal. For these patients, the results of stomach liposuction can be enhanced by a tummy tuck procedure. A tummy tuck allows Dr. Kovanda to remove skin and further tighten and tone the waistline.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are concerned with an excess amount of fat around your midsection, schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher J. Kovanda at your earliest convenience to discuss treatment. Dr. Kovanda can perform stomach liposuction to remove stubborn fat and sculpt a slimmer waistline.

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