Lipoabdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that combines liposuction and abdominoplasty. This technique allows the plastic surgeon to correct excess skin and fatand muscle flaccidity at the same time, and since it does not require the detachment of large areas of skin, patients experience less post-op morbidity.
Males and females are candidates for lipoabdominoplasty, and it may be performed as an ambulatory procedure or with hospital admittance for the period of one day, under epidural or general anesthesia.
Postoperative pain is easily controlled with common painkillers.
The procedure leaves a horizontal scar near the pubis that extends laterally. It is easily hidden beneath the tan line and it is usually barely noticeable.
When compared to abdominoplasty, lipoabdominoplasty is a less invasive procedure, with a faster healing time. Patient may need post-op physical therapy sessions for better and faster healing, and to obtain better final results.
Result durability will depend on the individual characteristics of the patient, of weight maintenance, and of the skin and muscular aging process.