Just like many areas of medicine, cosmetic surgery is constantly evolving to improve safety, comfort and patient outcomes. There is a new and innovative technique for tummy tucks on the market today that combines the traditional abdominoplasty with liposuction.
Also known as a CombiTuck, this procedure provides lasting results and a shorter than normal recovery period. CombiTuck gives patients the best of both worlds by offering removal of stubborn fat deposits as well as tightening loose, sagging skin.
Liposuction alone only removes fat cells, which can actually worsen the appearance of sagging skin or excess folds. However, a tummy tuck alone will only tighten your skin and not remove any fat cells that lie beneath the surface. A CombiTuck is only appropriate for those patients who have both unwanted, stubborn fat deposits as well as loose, sagging skin.
As with other cosmetic abdominal procedures, a CombiTuck patient should be as healthy as possible. You should be as close to your ideal body weight as possible, a non-smoker and maintain a healthy diet. The procedure can be performed in office with very little scarring or downtime required.
If you are interested in taking your cosmetic abdominal procedure to the next level by combining liposuction with a tummy tuck, contact Germantown Aesthetics today.