A lipoabdominoplasty is a less-invasive way to perform tummy tucks with the same, if not better, results. Lipoabdominoplasties combine liposuction of the abdomen with excision of loose excess skin in the abdomen and tightening of the abdominal wall. All of this is performed without the need for traditional general anesthesia.
How can I do all of this without the use of traditional general anesthesia? The key is starting by injecting tumescent anesthesia into the fatty layer of the abdominal wall. Tumescent anesthesia is a combination of salt water, lidocaine and adrenaline.
The liposuction can be performed while you are awake. The skin removal and tightening of the abdominal wall is performed under the local tumescent anesthesia, as well as twilight anesthesia. This means there is no need for general anesthesia gasses, intubation with a tube down your throat, or a breathing machine.
With lipoabdominoplasty, you get the results of a full tummy tuck, along with the addition of liposuction to help sculpt the abdominal wall even further. All of this is delivered without the risks and hangover effects of general anesthesia gas. You are up and around more quickly after surgery, may return to nonstrenuous work sooner, and have less chance for many of the typical risks associated with traditional tummy tucks.
Here at North Texas Cosmetic Surgery, we try to make your abdominal incision very low, so it can be hidden by your underwear or swimsuit. We also take a lot of pride in creating a beautiful belly button that you can show off to those with whom you decide to share your lipoabdominoplasty surgery results.
In addition to seeing beautiful results, you can feel confident that I will be there for you during your recuperation. Every one of my cosmetic surgery patients receives my personal cell phone number and can call or text me directly if they have any problems, concerns or questions after their procedure.