I recently read a great article in the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (Heller, Teng, Knoll, Persing) on combining Liposuction with a Tummy Tuck in a procedure called “Lipoabdominoplasty”.
The study compared the satisfaction levels, complication rates, and revision rates for patients who had just a Liposuction, patients who had a traditional Tummy Tuck, a modified version of the Tummy Tuck (called a modified low transverse abdominoplasty), and a combination of the modified Tummy Tuck with Liposuction.
The bottom line was that patients who combined the modified Tummy Tuck with Liposuction 1) were significantly happier with the end result, 2) had much lower complication rates, and 3) had far fewer revisions than those who had traditional Abdominoplasty.
This is just one example of how the field of cosmetic surgery is constantly evolving, and learning better ways to enhance patient outcomes, and add to satisfaction levels.
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