A majority of patients who undergo liposuction or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) are very happy with the results. Though some will be unhappy with the results, this tends to be because their expectations weren’t entirely realistic. Some are also disheartened with how long the recovery period is. A solution for potential plastic surgery patients interested in contouring their abdominal region may be found in the lipoabdominoplasty procedure. This is a combination of aggressive liposuction and abdominoplasty. It was first introduced by a Brazilian plastic surgeon named Dr. Osvaldo Saldanha and quickly adopted by plastic surgeons everywhere. Phoenix, Arizona plastic surgeon Dr. Angelchik begins the lipoabdominoplasty procedure by performing liposuction on the abdomen. Like the abdominoplasty procedure, skin beneath the navel is excised, or removed. Lymphatic vessels are not touched, which means post-operative swelling is minimized as much as possible. Abdominal muscles are tightened and the skin of the abdomen is pulled down and closed with sutures. The advantages of lipoabdominoplasty include:
- Improved abdominal sculpting because of the aggressive liposuction
- Short scar
- Lower rate of postoperative complications
- Less likelihood of postoperative numbness
- Less swelling, bruising, and pain
If you are interested in how you may benefit from lipoabdominoplasty, and are in the Phoenix or Surprise, Arizona area, please contact experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Anglechik for an initial consultation today.