The method of abdominoplasty or tummy tuck often incorporates liposuction by plastic surgeons around the world. However, there is a difference between lipoabdominoplasty and abdominoplasty with liposuction incorporated into it.
Lipoabdominoplasty is a procedure that removes excess fats by liposuction first and then removes the excess skin that will be able to better shape the abdominal area. This advanced procedure combines abdominal/flank liposuction and tummy tuck techniques allowing to achieve much better results than the conventional tummy tuck in many patients.
Does the procedure involves pain?
The procedure is done under anesthesia and sedation. Pain will not be felt during the procedure, however there are certain discomfort, swelling and bruising that might occur for a few weeks. Medications will be provided will ease the discomfort. Furthermore, lipoabdominoplasty takes a shorter time to heal than the traditional tummy tuck procedure.