Tummy Tuck with Liposuction and Fat grafting in Raleigh, NC
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Women desire contouring of their entire trunk when they undergo abdominoplasty. They frequently request fat transfer to the buttock during this procedure. Many physicians will not offer this combination and prefer to do them in separate procedures. This is often the preferred strategy. In some circumstances when the flanks need to be targeted aggressively to get a good abdominoplasty result, the fat can be transferred safely in a limited fashion to the buttock. Generally the plastic surgeon should manage patient expectations as the recovery of a tummy tuck is not as necessarily conducive to successful fat transfer. Often an additional fat transfer is necessary to complete the result. This is a 35-year-old mother of 2 who desired abdominal contouring, improvement in her flanks and a more projecting buttock. She underwent 360° liposuction with abdominoplasty and limited fat transfer to the buttock. She had a few other areas of fat deposits in the bra roll and pubic area and had some additional liposuction about 3 months later which was transferred to the buttock. This was I much lesser procedure. Sometimes it can be done with sedation under local Although liposuction can be combined with abdominoplasty, there are limitations in terms of safety and overall outcome. Concerns about blood supply to the healing abdominal flap have to be taken into consideration. Recovery from this surgery is facilitated by the use of Exparel which reduces pain postop.