A combination of a tummy tuck and liposuction, lipo-abdominoplasty is a specialized body contouring procedure that Dr. Campanile performs at his Denver practice. Using a series of methods that combine innovative procedures with the traditional, there are several advantages to lipo-abdominoplasty:
- Swifter recover with a reduction in bruising, swelling, and associated pain
- Decreased scarring
- Decreased potential for complications after the procedure
- Lowered potential for postoperative numbing
- Vastly improved results over traditional methods
The procedure starts with aggressive liposuction of the patient’s abdomen. The next steps involve many of the steps completed during a traditional tummy tuck, where the skin beneath the belly button is re-contoured. The patient’s lymphatic vessels are left intact in order to encourage a swift postoperative recovery and to help reduce swelling. The upper portion of the abdomen is then carefully worked on with the goal of ensuring the nerves and blood vessels are left intact.
The areas are closed up with several layers of dissolving sutures that are used to help with the reduction of scar tension. In Dr. Campanile’s experience, this tummy tuck method can dramatically shorten recovery times and lead to more attractive results.