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Medically Reviewed By Dr. Moraitis

Is it possible for a “cosmetic” procedure to produce tangible health benefits? Typically, when we think of liposuction or tummy tucks, it’s easy to imagine people pursuing the look that they want. The reality, however, is that the combination of liposuction and tummy tuck procedures creates long-term physical and financial benefits for the patient.

A study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the first study of its kind to detail the outcomes of reduced abdominal fat following liposuction and/or a tummy tuck. In a study of 360 patients, the combination of a liposuction and tummy tuck resulted in “higher pain scores,” but the overall satisfaction was rated much higher.

In general, patients reported an improved quality of life as well as other benefits. The study covered a wide demographic of participants, with the average age being 42 years old. Of course, the recovery times were a little longer than usual with the combined procedures, but better results were achieved.

Sustained Weight Loss Experienced After Combined Procedures

While plastic surgery provides enhanced natural beauty, the reality is that the positive effects are not permanent. Time and natural wear will eventually have their effect on treated areas just like they do on the body. However, the combination of liposuction and tummy tucks provides a high rate of sustained weight loss. Instead of regaining the weight or struggling to maintain their new figures, patients reported a loss of excess abdominal tissue with the ability to keep the pounds off.

The Safety of Body Contouring

In the combined “lipoabdominoplasty” procedure, there are less-traumatic techniques available today that limit complications. For instance, a new technique includes injecting the treated area with a fluid containing epinephrine. The result? Blood loss is limited, thereby negating the need for cautery dissection.

When you work with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon such as Isidoros Moraitis, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Moraitis Plastic Surgery, you’re working with a highly trained, certified, and professional team who has the experience and expertise necessary to enhance your natural beauty. Work with a team you can trust to personalize your beauty today!