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Can Liposuction help prevent fluid build-up after a Tummy Tuck Procedure?

In an article published in the October issue of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal, the American Society of Public Surgeons (ASPS) suggests the incorporation of liposuction into tummy tuck procedures to help reduce the risk of postoperative problems such fluid build up. Fluids tend to build up around the wound a few days after the procedure so most surgeons insert drain tubes on the wound to remove the fluids. Although the practice of inserting drains into the wound is helpful, it can cause some discomfort to the patient and can increase the risk of infection.

Combining Liposuction with Tummy Tuck Procedure

By incorporating liposuction into a tummy tuck procedure, your surgeon can gently remove fats under the skin without causing damage to the nerves and muscles. After sucking up the fats under the skin, your surgeon can then close the incision snugly through progressive tension sutures. This process can minimize the formation of vacuums or dead spaces under the skin so you are less likely to experience large fluid build-ups.

Aside from reducing the risk of fluid build-up, combining liposuction with tummy tuck will also help contour your waist. As it is, you can expect to have a flat stomach and well-defined waistline after the procedures.

Is it safe to combine different cosmetic procedures?

A highly skilled cosmetic surgeon can safely perform a combination of cosmetic procedures on a healthy patient. If you are generally healthy, you may be a good candidate for a combination of cosmetic procedures. To know for certain if you are indeed qualified for certain types of cosmetic surgeries, email or call us now.