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Tummy Tuck, Abdominoplasty, Lipoabdominoplasty (Saldania Technique) : Philippine Cosmetic-Aesthetic Surgery

Abdominoplasty or commonly know as tummy tuck procedure is a procedure performed to make the abdomen flat and firm. The procedure involves the removal or excision of excess, sagging and inelastic abdominal skin and fats particularly at the lower central abdomen. The procedure also involves the tightening of the muscle and facial of the abdominal wall. This procedure is often sought by patients with loose tissues that appears after pregnancy and major weight lost.

Tummy tuck vary in extent and are frequently subdivided into categories depending on the amount of excess skin and fats. This would be mini tuck, complete tummy tuck, extended abdominoplasty, circumferential abdominoplasty and combined liposuction with abdominoplasty which is also called Saldania technique. This procedure may take 1 to 5 hours to complete, usually patient are put under regional anesthesia that is combined with IV sedation. Initially there may be bruising and discomfort after surgery that may last only for several days to weeks.

Depending on the extent of the procedure, recovery procedure may take 10 to 14 days. Patients would be required to take a time off from work to rest and recuperate adequately. Heavy physical activity is best avoided during this time period. Activity is gradually progress as patient heals through time. Patients are required to wear supportive abdominal binder or compression garment to help minimize the swelling and facilitate skin re-draping or healing.

Possible risks of abdominoplasty include:
Fluid accumulation
Poor wound healing
Skin loss, Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
Anesthesia complications
Skin discoloration and/or prolonged swelling
Fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die (fat necrosis)
Major wound separation
Recurrent looseness of skin
Pain, which may persist

Any procedure be it surgical or not, has its inherent risks and complication. This is why, patients should be properly selected and thoroughly prepared prior to surgery be it a minor or major procedure. With this patient's health is not compromise and results are maximize.

Any cosmetic procedure, like tummy tuck surgery involves many choices. The first and most important is selecting a surgeon. Your surgeon should have at least completed 5 to 7 years of surgical training. He or she is trained and experienced in all plastic surgery procedure, including breast, body, face and reconstruction. Your surgeon should be able to operate in accredited medical facilities. And most importantly he or she, should be board certified in his or her surgical specialty.

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There is a wide variety of cosmetic procedures, but the most common ones include: liposuction/ lipoplasty, abdominoplasty/tummy tuck/tummytuck, breast augmentation/boob job, breast lift/ mastopexy, breast reduction, rhinoplasty/ nose job/ nose lift/ noselift/ reshaping, buttocks augmentation, blepharoplasty/eyelid/eye lid surgery, eyebag/eye bag removal surgery, face lift/facelift/rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty, forehead lift, temporal lift, neck lift, chin augmentation, genioplasty, cheek / malar augmentation, hair transplant, Botox, dermal fillers, and dermabrasion, among many more other surgeries.

Reconstructive procedures involve cleft lip, palate, and other congenital defects; scar revision; surgery of physical malformation and malfunction as a result of trauma and burns; and even maxillofacial injuries.

Cosmetic procedures in the Philippines are affordable when compared to other countries like the United State of America (USA), United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, and Australia. Because of this, a lot of prospective clients who are interested in physical enhancement can avail of the services of a certified and fully trained Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon at a much lower cost.

The information provided in this website is intended to help educate prospective clients regarding basic information related to each particular cosmetic procedure as well as the specialty of cosmetic plastic surgery . While it may be used by the patient to make a logical decision prior to any procedure and consultation, it would not guarantee the results. It would be best for all clients to ask questions and clear out any concerns with Dr Rino Lorenzo who would be glad to reply at the soonest possible time.