For some people who have lost a significant amount of weight or have given birth, finding a better surgical option to achieve a more defined waistline may be an important consideration. RVB Cosmetic Surgery uses principles of both the traditional tummy tuck and liposuction in the body contouring technique known as “lipoabdominoplasty.”
Many of the principles of lipoabdominoplasty are the same as traditional liposuction and traditional tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) in that it combines fat and skin removal with muscle tightening. The liposuction performed is more aggressive in the area of the tummy with less direct undermining of the skin. This means that blood vessels and nerves are spared, which helps the healing process.
Using this increasingly popular technique, RVB Cosmetic Surgery removes fat while flattening the abdominal muscles and removing excess skin and stretch marks. The procedure begins by performing liposuction on the abdomen. Skin from the level of the navel to just above the pubic bone is excised as in an abdominoplasty, but lymphatic vessels are not touched so that postoperative swelling is minimized. The abdominal muscles are tightened and the abdominal skin is pulled down and closed with sutures.
Advantages of Lipoabdominoplasty
Lipoabdominoplasty allows patients to retain more of the feeling in their abdominal area and have an easier recovery. The lipoabdominoplasty procedure is able to preserve approximately 70 percent of abdominal skin blood flow, rather than the 20 percent that remains using traditional techniques.
The improved blood flow helps to control the contours of the abdomen better. Other advantages of lipoabdominoplasty over traditional tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and liposuction procedures include:
- -Shorter scars for most patients
- -Lower rate of postoperative complications
- -Less likelihood of postoperative numbness
- -Less swelling, bruising and pain
For more information, see www.rvbcosmeticsurgery.com for an initial consultation today.Leave a reply →