A recent study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) proves that a combined technique of liposuction and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) reduces complication rates and still offers excellent outcomes.
In the past, plastic surgeons left behind some abdominal fat and connective tissue during a tummy tuck, to reduce risks, including the possibility of seromas, a collection of fluid underneath the skin, and thus compromising the cosmetic result. However, recent studies show there is a lower rate of seromas, after a combined abdominoplasty and liposuction procedure.
Although liposuction and abdominoplasty may be performed safely individually, ASPS Member and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Siamak Agha of Plastic Surgery and Body Contouring center, only performs a “High Definition Tummy Tuck” (HD Tummy Tuck), his signature technique that includes liposuction and liposculpture to contour the abdomen in addition to the tummy tuck resulting in a natural and defined appearance. Dr. Agha’s HD Tummy Tuck includes liposuction to remove excess fat, muscle tightening and the removal of loose skin and excess abdominal tissue. The HD Tummy Tuck is performed all through a low-lying scar that is hidden in the bikini line. Not only are complication rates decreased, but patient satisfaction is also higher with this combined lipoabdominoplasty procedure.