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Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck is a surgical procedure designed to flatten a protruding abdomen by thightening the muscles in the abdominal wall , removing excess fatty tissue and skin.
Tummy Tucks are performed on an on an outpatient basis, and under local anesthesia and intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. A full tummy tuck involves an incision around the navel and another that runs almost from hip to hip. You’re entire abdominal wall is tightened with sutures, and the excess skin and fat are removed.
For those with severe laxity a FULL TUMMY TUCK may be their only solution. There are three basic techniques used to flatten the protuberant abdomen . A MINI TUMMY TUCK is right for patients whose laxity and excess skin lies below the navel. This procedure are usually performed in conjuntion with a liposuction of upper abdomen and the flank areas . No incision made around the navel , however, there will still be sutures thightening the abdominal wall.
Recovery from Tummy Tuck involves bed rest for first day. Drains may be placed for up to four or five days to reduce inflammation and decrease fluid accumulation.
Strenous activities such as weightlifting should be avoided. You will be required to wear snug, elastic dressing, girdle or body stocking over the treated area to hel healing . Full recovery may take up to three weeks , and sutures will be removed after about two weeks.
Liposuction and Liposculpture surgery is performed to actually remove unwanted localized deposits of fat cells from the body. A thin cannula is inserted through a tiny incision placed in a inconspicuous location on the skin .Whith a high pressure vacuum, fat cells are extracted through this tube.
Liposculpture is an evolution from the classic liposuction in which thinner cannulas are used more superficially to allow the necessary skin retraction that will re-contour your body.
This procedure is the most frequently used on the abdomen, waist and back , in both men and women. Women also request the removal fat from their lower extremities (outer and inner thighs, knees, etc).
Neck contouring will also improve both men and women’s aesthetic appearance. The fat can be recycled to be used as a facial filler (cheeks, lips ,nasolabial lines) or to enhance the gluteal area on women.
Recovery depending on the extent of the procedure will be at our post operative recovery room for a few hours and you may go home the same day. You may gradually increase your activities as tolerated. After 2 to 5 days you may resume normal activities. You need to wear a snug elastic dressing, girdle or body stocking over the treatedarea to aid healing.
The procedure of increasing the size of the buttocks and re-shaping them using the patient’s own fat is now referred to, in theUnited States, as the “Brazilian Butt Lift”. This name evolved because by surgeons inBrazil. The Medical Term would be “autologous [i.e. your own] fat grafting to the gluteal area.
The “Brazilian Butt Lift” procedure is performed in conjunction with liposuction, which will be carried out to a greater or lesser extent, as needed, in order to harvest the appropriate amount of fat5 to be injected in the buttocks. The typical procedure involves liposuction of the abdomen and back (upper back, lower back, or both) which usually supplies enough fat to perform the grafting.
Fat is processed and refined in different ways. At Venus Cosmetic Surgery, in order to ensure the maximum “take” (i.e. persistence and non-re-absorption) of the fat graft, the tissue is carefully harvested in sterile containers, and then placed in a centrifuge in order to separate the fat cells from any other material that is not needed.
The refined fatty tissue is loaded into small syringes, and then injected in layers in the buttocks using a small cannula that allows performance of micro-grafts, which have greater chance of survival. It is the general consensus, and our experience as well, that most of the fat survives with this technique.
We have not had any major complications related to this procedure of fat-grafting to the buttocks, and patients report no pain related to the procedure.
The procedure can be done under general anesthesia or even with sedation plus local anesthesia. At Venus Cosmetic Institute, either way the procedure is performed, we have an anesthetist providing anesthesia services to ensure the safety of our patients, and to ensure a relaxed and pleasant surgical experience. The procedure is performed as an outpatient service. Small incisions, like the ones performed for routine liposuction, are made, and these are also used to insert the cannula for the injections. The recovery time varies depending on the extent of the liposuction. Considering the fact that the patient is also undergoing (and benefiting from) liposuction, the increased cost of the surgery is very reasonable.