Liposuction for lipedema of the abdomen

Lipedema of the abdomen is particularly stressful for women affected by it. In addition to occasional severe pain, itching and sensitivity to pressure – to name just a few of the lipedema symptoms – the focus here is also on the aesthetic appearance. The disproportionate distribution of fat disrupts the natural silhouette of the body. Often wrongly diagnosed as obesity, many patients suffer from the progressive disease for years.

Our team of experts at LIPOCURA® is aware of the heavy burden afflicting our patients. Through surgical liposuction, we achieve lasting success in alleviating your symptoms, helping you achieve new body aesthetics and thus improving your quality of life. Would you like to learn more about liposuction of the abdomen? We will gladly inform you below and are also personally available to answer any questions you may have.


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Brief liposuction overview

Operating time approx. 2–3 hours
Anaesthesia General anaesthesia
Hospital stay 1 overnight stay
Rest period 3–10 days
Fit for sports/exercise from the 3rd week on


Our liposuction method at LIPOCURA

Liposuction in the area of the abdomen and hips is somewhat more complex compared to the treatment of some other areas of the body, as larger amounts of fat are often removed here. Thanks to the long-standing experience of our specialists, however, we are able to proceed in a very low-risk and gentle manner. We are also supported in this effort by the special procedure we have chosen: the PAL method.

Vibration liposuction, also known as the PAL method (power assisted liposuction), allows us to perform surgery that is particularly gentle on the tissue. In combination with the tumescent technique, we achieve the best results.
In the first step of the procedure, we inject the special tumescent solution into the abdominal area where the lipedema is to be removed. It bloats the fat cells and detaches them from the surrounding tissue. With the help of the vibrating cannula, the fat is sucked out without damaging the lymph vessels and veins.

Liposuction at LIPOCURA is performed under general anaesthesia, which enables us to remove larger amounts of fat with just one surgery.

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Liposuction procedure on the abdomen

The abdominal liposuction treatment at LIPOCURA® includes the initial consultation, planning and preparation for the procedure as well as the actual surgery and aftercare. We are also at your side for potential follow-up treatments such as skin tightening.

During the obligatory consultation, we would like to get to know you better, determine the existing findings of the lipedema and discuss your wishes and expectations regarding the aesthetic result. Above all, it is important for us to take away any fears and uncertainties you may have before the surgery. Of course, we will also answer all your questions – both during the personal consultation and at any time thereafter.

On the day of the surgery, we first mark the areas to be suctioned on the skin and administer the general anaesthetic. As soon as the anaesthetic takes effect, we make very small incisions, which we place as inconspicuously as possible on the abdomen. Through these incisions we inject the tumescent solution, which bloats the fat cells to be suctioned. The fat cells are then removed with the special vibrating cannula in a way that is gentle on the tissue. Lipedema surgery on the abdomen takes about 2–3 hours, depending on the amount of fat removed by the liposuction.

Immediately after the liposuction on the abdomen, we put a compression girdle on the patient. It is specially tailored to her, and must be worn night and day for the next six weeks. In addition, she usually stays one night for in-patient observation. We recommend physical rest for the first few days. Allow yourself to rest and give your body time to heal. In very rare cases, temporary numbness, wound healing problems or unsightly scarring may occur during liposuction. Our specialists can reduce these risks to an absolute minimum through routine procedures, years of experience and our high quality standards.

After the treatment: Abdominoplasty?

When large amounts of fat are removed, excess skin may remain on the abdomen. It usually recedes only slightly and impairs the overall aesthetic result. Therefore, we offer a skin-tightening laser treatment as well as other methods of abdominoplasty to accompany the lipedema surgery.

Find out more about skin tightening after liposuction.

How much does liposuction of the abdomen cost?

The cost of lipedema removal by liposuction on the abdomen is mostly based on the complexity of the surgery, i.e. how many fat cells are removed. The price includes all expenses for consultation, aftercare, surgery, compression garments and personnel. We will gladly provide you with a specific proposal in a personal consultation.

You will receive more detailed information on the costs of the surgery and potential cost coverage by your health insurance.

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