Also known as abdominoplasty with liposuction, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that combines traditional abdominoplasty with liposuction techniques to remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen area and improve the overall contour of the abdomen. This procedure is ideal for patients who want to achieve a flatter and more toned abdomen, particularly after pregnancy or significant weight loss.
During the procedure, the surgeon will make an incision in the lower abdomen, above the pubic area, and remove excess skin and fat. The abdominal muscles may also be tightened to improve abdominal tone. The surgeon will then use liposuction techniques to remove any remaining pockets of fat and sculpt the abdomen for a more toned and natural-looking appearance. The incision is then closed with sutures or surgical tape.
Before the procedure
Patients should consult with their surgeon to discuss their goals and expectations for the surgery. They may need to undergo certain medical tests to ensure that they are healthy enough to undergo surgery. The surgeon may also provide specific instructions on how to prepare for the procedure, such as what medications to avoid and what to eat and drink before surgery.
After the procedure
Patients will need to take time to recover. They may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort for several days to a few weeks. The surgeon may prescribe pain medication to manage any discomfort. Patients should avoid strenuous activities, lifting heavy objects, and sleeping on their stomach for several weeks after surgery to prevent complications. They may also need to wear a compression garment to help with healing and reduce swelling.
The results of lipoabdominoplasty can be long-lasting, but they can be affected by weight gain or loss, pregnancy, and the natural aging process. Patients should also be aware that they may have a scar on their abdomen, which will fade over time but may still be visible.
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