Tummy Tuck Liposuction Procedures
Tummy Tuck Liposuction Procedures
As a Dermatologist and Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr Lanzer has had a long standing interest
in skin tightening and fat reduction. For over 25 years Dr Daniel Lanzer has performed
thousands of procedures and also offers the latest Abdominoplasty method, which is
referred to as tummy tuck Liposuction or lipectomy.
Dr Lanzer has had hands on training in America with Dr Marco Pelosi II and III, Cosmetic Surgeons located in New Jersey. Dr Pelosi has extensive experience in Abdominoplasty, Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Fat Transfer and Gynaecology services.
The knowledge and experienced passed on by Dr Pelosi has allowed Dr Lanzer to continue his practice in a holistic way, allowing him to give patients the procedural option most suited to them. Now Dr Lanzer can offer Liposuction in combination with an Abdominoplasty to achieve smoother and flatter results. For those who are simply suffering from some loose skin, Dr Lanzer can perform the Mini tummy tuck Liposuction, which does not require any movement of the belly button and has a smaller incision.
Dr Lanzer chose to be trained by Dr Pelosi II and III as they are the co-founders of the International Society of Cosmetogynecology. Their technique of Abdominoplastycombines tumescent liposuction which is Dr lanzer’s expertise with the skin removal. Abdominoplasty procedures have been linked to numerous complications, such as trauma and compromised blood supply. Drs. Pelosi have incorporated the tumescent anaesthesia technique for numbing the area and reducing bleeding. They also incorporate some Liposuction when performing an Abdominoplasty, named the “Abdominolipoplasty”. This has meant that traditional requirements of blood transfusions is not seen by them. It also means that some patients can have the procedure under a local anaesthetic, thereby reducing the recovery time. They also do not admit the patient to hospital for aftercare.
As an advocate for Tumescent Anaesthetic used in tummy tuck Liposuction, Dr Lanzer has seen for years the benefits of this type of anaesthetic including; reduced blood loss, patient comfort and reduced pain post procedure and therefor reduced need for heavy analgesia.
Dr Lanzer’s nursing staff has been provided with the skills to ensure your questions are answered. Their knowledge has been developed to cover all aspects of your surgery, including pre-operative considerations and post-operative care. They will be available to you assist you at any time throughout your journey to ensure both your comfort and peace of mind.
About the Procedure:
A “tummy tuck Liposuction” is the procedure whereby excess skin and fat is removed from the abdomen and the underlying muscles are tightened.
There are two main reasons one may be a candidate for an Abdominoplasty. The first is pregnancy and the second is a weight gain or loss of + or – 10%. These cause wrinkling of the skin and stretch marks, excess fat tissue and Rectus Muscle Diastasis, whereby the muscles of the abdomen have separated. When the muscles have been stretched to such an extent, it is highly unlikely that diet and exercise alone will give you the results you desire.
Liposuction is always the alternative procedure and its advantages to a patient to get Dr Lanzer’s opinion as to which is best suited to their situation.
There are three types of Abdominoplasty
Full Abdominoplasty: This procedure targets skin wrinkling, excess fat and muscle diastasis. This allows for the skin to be pulled very tight, giving the appearance of a smooth, flat stomach. This procedure can be paired with Tumescent Liposuction to curve the hips and waist for optimum results. This procedure involves a long incision made along the bikini line just above the pubic area. The belly button is then separated from the surrounding skin. The skin and fat are then lifted up and the separated rectus muscle is then sutured together. The excess skin is then stretched down and excess skin and fat removed. There is a new opening created for the belly button and a drain is inserted to remove excess fluid and blood. The incision is then sutured together neatly, with every attempt to keep the scar hidden in the bikini line.
Mini Tummy Tuck: A mini tummy tuck Liposuction is also referred to as a “partial abdominoplasty”. This procedure does not require the belly button to be repositioned and is most suitable for patients who have a pouch of fat and loose skin under the belly button. It involves an incision being made along the bikini line, suturing of the muscle and removal of excess fat and skin. It can be used in conjunction with Liposuction around the area (upper and sides) to create an aesthetic appearance. The advantage of a mini tummy tuck, if it is suitable for you, is that it is a smaller incision and less invasive than a full Abdominoplasty.
Dermolipectomy: This is a procedure whereby excess skin and fat is removed from the abdomen without suturing the muscles back together. It is ideal for women who are slim and toned, however have slight wrinkling or excess skin. The scar is in the same area of the Full Abdominoplasty and Mini Tummy Tuck.
It is important to note that a tummy tuck Liposuction procedure will not eliminate all stretch marks, and that if there are stretch marks present these may just be shifted further down the stomach. You will have a scar running along the lowest part of your abdomen, the length of this will vary depending on which type of Abdominoplasty you elect to have. If you have a Full Abdominoplasty, you will also have a scar around your belly button. The belly button will also look different to as standard belly button. The scar can take up to a year before it flattens out and fades, however the final results are individually based. You can obtain some indication as to how you will heal by comparing it to other scars you have had previously.
As with any procedure, there are risks involved. We address and attempt to minimise each risk to ensure the safety of our patients. These risks will be discussed with you in more detail upon your consultation.
Discover Tummy Tuck Liposuction Advantages!
An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Tummy Tuck Liposuction procedures. The other advantage of using this method is that often less skin needs to be lifted and on the upper stomach this means less risk to the blood supply of the skin.
If your looking to remove fat from the face, get a free consultation at Melbourne Tummy Tuck Liposuction clinic with Dr Lanzer.
The procedures are Day Procedures, meaning that you will be admitted in the morning and discharged later that night. The procedure can be performed under either a local or general anaesthetic which takes 1 to 3 hours, however you need to allow more time for admission, recovery and discharge. There will be sutures in place for 5 – 7 days which will be removed by one of our nurses. A drain tube is inserted for 2-10 days post procedure which is very easy to manage. A simple dressing with compression garment are then put in place.
Generally, patients are able to return to a desk job 1 week post surgery and may resume physical activities after 4 weeks.
The final result of the procedure becomes evident after the scar heals, which can take between 6 – 12 months, although patients are able to already notice a big difference prior to this.
It is important for you to thoroughly discuss with us your expectations so that we can ensure we deliver your desired outcome. Our dedicated staff are here to support you every step of the way, so please take advantage of their knowledge and support.
COMMONLY ASKED TUMMY TUCK LIPOSUCTION QUESTIONS:
What is the difference between a TUMMY TUCK LIPOSUCTION and a LIPO-TUCK. The lipo-Tuck means that a large part of the operation is performed using the safest method of liposuction called tumescence. Dr Lanzer has experience of some 15,000 cases. This allows him to numb the skin and reduce or stop bleeding. The fluid also reduces the risk of infection. It finally allows a more limited surgical tuck that should be safer.
Will I have a big scar?
Yes the scar is across the lower stomach about 6-8 centimeters from the vagina. It is usually below the bikini line.
What will happen to the loose skin?
The loose skin is excised and surgically removed
Do I always have to move the belly button?
This is a decision you will make with Dr Lanzer. Often the answer is no but if you have a lot of loose skin it will need to be shifted
Do I get a new belly button?
No . its your belly button but moved.
How do I know if I need suturing of the deep muscles?
You can do a simple test and lie on your back and whilst you lift your head and chest off the bed feel the central muscle especially above the umbilicus. You may feel either a split in the muscle of an unusual bulging.
Do I need to go to hospital?
Dr Lanzer does NOT admit his patients to hospital as a routine.
Do I need private insurance?
No you do not. An item number may be applicable depending on your situation. Dr Lanzer will discuss with you all the Tummy Tuck Liposuction costs.
Can I have liposuction and consider a Tuck later?
Yes this is a common choice and Dr Lanzer waits 6 months.
What are the risks?
All surgery has risks of infection, bruising and swelling.
The scar is a risk and everyone heals differently. DVT clots to legs and its potential complications are a risk. Dr Lanzer takes measures to reduce this chance.
How do I decide if I should have the Tummy Tuck or the Liposuction?
Dr Lanzer offers a free no obligation consultation so you can understand your options.
Dr Lanzer warns all surgery has risks and seek a second opinion.
The tummy tuck is a procedure that could be obtained after a period of considerable weight loss, but only if the patient has maintained his or her weight loss over some time. It is also a procedure for women who have tried to get back into shape after a pregnancy, but struggle with some persistent fat deposits and excess skin despite regular exercise and a healthy diet. To discover if you could benefit from a tummy tuck procedure, it is recommended to make an appointment with Dr Lanzer, who is one of Australia’s leading Dermatological surgeon where liposuction procedures are concerned.
Your suitability for a tummy tuck procedure depends on the aesthetic problems you are facing and the results you want to obtain. Patients must have realistic expectations to benefit from a tummy tuck procedure and must fully understand the risks involved as well. The information about the procedure, as well as an overview of the risks the patient should consider, will be provided by the Dr Lanzer Clinic and the medical team. However, if you have some questions about the procedure before coming in for your initial appointment, do not hesitate to contact the Dr Lanzer Clinic beforehand.
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