Lipoabdominoplasty Tummy Tuck

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Lipoabdominoplasty, Mini Tummy Tuck Overview

Lipoabdominoplasty Procedure (Saldanha's Technique), is a relatively new technique in which a combination of liposuction with mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty) is carried out to deal with abdominal excess fat and loose skin. After aggressive liposuction of the abdomen part or total skin below the belly button (umbilicus) is removed and some undermining of the skin above the belly button is maade at the operation before tightening of the underlying abdominal muscles, then the skin will be closed. During the operation, blood vessels, nerves and lymphatic are preserved. Therefore, in carefully selected cases, lipoabdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck) produces more satistactory results than those other methods.

  • What are the advantages of lipoabdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck)?

    1. As mini tummy tuck suggest, there will be a relatively short scar after lipoabdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck).
    2. Better result with lipoabdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck) than traditional tummy tuck because it combines liposuction and removal of excess abdominal skin.
    3. lipoabdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck) is safer procedure because we carry out lipoabdominoplasty under local anaesthesia with sedation.
    4. Lower risk of post operation complications such as nerve damage and seroma because lipoabdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck) is carried out by Vaser lipo which selectively removes fatty tissues and reserves other tissues.
    5. Less pain, bruising and swelling after lipoabdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck).
    6. Quick recovery from the lipoabdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck) because less trauma to tissues and less invasive procedure compared with the traditional tummy tuck operation.
  • What is the differencesbetween classical/traditional tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty)?

    The main difference between traditional tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty) is the less invasive nature of mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty) in which due to the simultaneous use of liposuction during lipoabdominoplaty, we perform a small tunnel in the central region of the abdomen for stitching and tightening the abdominal muscles (transverse abdominal muscles plication) to avoid damage to the blood supply to abdominal wall structures. Therefore, mini tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) yields a shorter scar, almost no complication and quick post-operative recovery.
  • What are in common between traditional tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty)?

    Both traditional tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty) deal with the correction of the same abdominal structures such as tightening of abdominal wall and total removal of the excess loose abdominal skin,  However, the main difference is the  less traumatic and invasive character of the mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty) compared with traditional tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) with much less side-effect and speedy recovery and good results.
  • Who is suitable for mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty)?

    People have always been concerned with their physical image. The appearance of the abdomen causes many physical and negative psychological problems. It is known that the abdominal area is effected commonly by factors such as diet, pregnancy, loss of skin elasticity, lack of physical exercise and sudden loss of weight. Plastic surgery with combination of liposuction and mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty)is solving this problem. The selection of patients for mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty) is very objective among surgeons. The patients have a variable excessive abdominal fat deposit with loose abdominal skin with need to be assessed at your initial consultation with your surgeon.
  • How do you perform mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty)?

    Like any surgical procedure, careful selection of patients is crucial step in obtaining a satisfactory result without complications. At Doctors Makeover, our cosmetic surgery clinic, we carry out mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty) under local anaesthesia with sedation. After deep and mainly superficial aggressive liposuction with Vaser lipo partial or total removal of the skin below the belly button will be assessed and selective undermining around the abdominal midline will be made. The abdominal muscles tightened, if indicated, and the procedure will be completed by closure of the abdominal skin.
  • What are the complications of mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty)?

    Mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty) carries very low complications compared with the traditional tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). In addition, mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty) has the following advantages:
    • Because of combination of liposuction with less invasive abdominoplasty, mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty) gives better final body contour.
    • Recovery from mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty) is speedy because of preservation of the veins and absence of dead space.
    • Mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty) has lower percentage of complications compared with the traditional tummy tuck (abdominoplasty).
    • Mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty) is technically easier to perform compared with the classical tummy tuck (abdominoplasty).
    • Mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty) has more natural profile.
    • Mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty) preserves the sensitivity of the lower abdomen and pubic areas.
    • At Doctors Makeover, our cosmetic surgery clinic, we carry out mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty) with latest liposuction technologies such as Vaser lipo and Body Water-jet liposuction and can be combined with autologous fat transfer.
  • comparison of the traditionl tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) with mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty). 6-year statistical results, Resource: Saldanha

    complications Seroma (cllection od fluid in the wound) necrosis (skin damage due to poor circulation) wound openning (dehiscence) bleeding in the wound (haematoma)

    Epiteliosis (noticeable scar)

    traditional tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) 50% 4% 5% 2% 4%
    Lipoabdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck) 2% 0.2% 0% 0% 2%
  • How much mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty) cost?

    The price of lipoabdominoplasty or mini tummy tuck at Doctors Makeover, our cosmetic surgery clinic is around £4000 in total. Mini tummy tuck (lipoabdominoplasty) is a combination of abdominal liposuction and mini tummy tuck.

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