Liposuction 360 and Circumferential Lipo
Lipo 360 is a liposuction procedure that removes fat to create a more "hourglass" contour around the waist. Since this area encircles the entire midsection -- 360 degrees -- it was eventually nicknamed “lipo 360.”
While it may sound like a special surgical technique, at its core, it’s simply liposuction surgery meant to address multiple “problem” areas at once, including the stomach, flanks and back.
As a body-positive surgical practice, it's important for us to note that patients with higher BMIs absolutely can qualify for circumferential liposuction, although they may require large-volume lipo to get the results they desire. Dr. Abboushi and Dr. Singh specialize in plus-size plastic surgery, including tummy tucks, and work closely with their patients in order to ensure they meet their surgical goals.
What is the difference between lipo 360 and circumferential liposuction?
There is no difference between lipo 360 and circumferential liposuction. They are the same procedure and address the same areas.
Am I a good candidate for lipo 360?
One of the most important considerations for anyone researching whether lipo 360 is right for them should be their skin elasticity. While circumferential liposuction can have incredible results for the right candidate, for those whose skin is loose or whose skin doesn’t easily “bounce back,” most forms of liposuction may not be the right choice, at least on its own without complementary plastic surgery procedures like tummy tucks.
Will circumferential liposuction tighten my skin?
No. Lipo 360 does not tighten loose skin or address laxity in any way. In fact, liposuction of any kind cannot tighten skin. Dr. Singh and Dr. Abboushi see many patients for circumferential liposuction consultations who are surprised to learn that the results they desire cannot be achieved via lipo alone. Whenever there is already loose skin present, liposuction is unlikely to contour the area effectively. And if a large volume of fat needs to be removed, without excellent skin elasticity, the desired contour may not be possible unless combined with other surgeries, like body lifts or circumferential tummy tucks.
What other plastic surgery procedures can be performed with lipo 360?
Can plus-size patients with higher BMIs qualify for lipo 360?
Yes! In order to qualify for plus-size lipo 360, or any other high-BMI plastic surgery procedure, patients must be:
- In excellent physical and emotional health
- At a stable body weight
- Not pregnant or planning to become pregnant
- Have medical clearance from their primary care provider
Patients who fall into the “overweight” or “obese” BMI categories generally require large-volume liposuction to get the results they want. Dr. Abboushi and Dr. Singh both perform large-volume lipo, consulting closely with their patients to understand exactly what their goals are and what results they can expect when choosing circumferential lipo.
What does lipo 360 cost?
The price of 360 liposuction varies depending on the amount of fat it is necessary to remove and the number of areas required to be treated to obtain the desired results. Pricing is truly dependent upon examination by Dr. Singh or Dr. Abboushi, but the average cost of lipo 360 is between $8000-$10,000.
Large-volume lipo 360 for plus-sized patients starts at approximately $14,000.
Pricing is inclusive of hospital fees, pre- and post-operative care, and any needed follow up appointments. Please note that these are averages, and the only way to know for certain what a specific procedure will cost is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Singh or Dr. Abboushi.
Talk to Our Doctors About Circumferential Liposuction
Your initial 360 Lipo plastic surgery consultation is complimentary, and can be scheduled as a virtual appointment or as in-person visit with Dr. Singh or Dr. Abboushi.
Whichever option you choose, our goal is to ensure that you feel at home with us from the moment you walk through the door at our beautiful Inman Park, Atlanta office. Because, at Panacea, we truly believe that "every BODY deserves respect™."