VASER 4D Tummy Tuck
VASER 4D Tummy Tuck
VASER 4D Tummy Tuck – The 4D-VASER Lipo-abdominoplasty is simply VASER liposuction simultaneously coupled with an abdominoplasty. All the previously described techniques of standard and mini-abdominoplasty apply, with the addition that VASER liposuction is performed first.
In the past while sculpting the abdomen, the patient is treated on the basis whether they need an abdominoplasty (excess of skin, not much excess fat) OR liposuction (excess fat, not much excess skin). It was an either/or decision. With 4D VASER lipoabdominoplasty which is combination of the two procedures. Like traditional abdominoplasty, it is applicable when there are small or large excesses of skin. However, there are several advantages to 4D VASER lipoabdominoplasty:
Tummy tuck helps to flatten and shape the abdomen and waist by removing excess skin and fat while also tightening the abdominal muscles. The best candidate for this procedure has excess skin without too much excess fat. The procedure can also be useful for women with stretched skin and lax abdominal muscles from pregnancy.
The abdominal skin flap is contoured with VASER liposuction before it is elevated from the underlying muscles. This affords more muscular definition and three dimensionality to the results. In typical abdominoplasty without VASER liposuction, the skin flap is pulled downward and the excess skin is trimmed, however, the thickness of the abdominal skin varies at different levels and simply pulling the skin down can result in improper skin thickness, distorting results. Also, the abdomen looks more like a flat sheet of skin pulled over it rather than having shape and contour.
There is usually less blood loss associated with 4D VASER lipoabdominoplasty.
Less abdominal skin needs to elevated off the abdominal wall to permit proper re-draping over the muscles. This preserves more circulation to the abdominal skin and therefore there are less problems with wound healing. Thus, 4D VASER lipoabdominoplasty can be thought of as a SAFER ABDOMINOPLASTY.
4D VASER Lipo and 4D VASER lipoabdominoplasty are more detailed procedures, and as such do take longer to perform. Surgery is generally performed under general anesthesia. Smaller areas can be performed under local anesthesia with or without sedation.
*Disclaimer: Plastic Surgery results can vary from patient to patient.