Lipoabdominoplasty My Way - The `Lock and Glue` Tummy Tuck

Mrs Chien C Kat
By Mrs Chien C Kat

CC Kat is a leading Midlands plastic surgeon specialising in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Lipoabdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is a common plastic surgery operation.

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) reported 3,147 patients operated by BAAPS members in 2010. It is very effective for the correction of skin overhang and muscle laxity after weight loss or pregnancies. These conditions are not addressed well by liposuction alone or any of the popular skin-tightening devices on the market.

From June 2010 to October 2011, I started an innovative approach combining internal locking stitches, tissue glue and local anaesthetic infusion pumps without the use of drains (tubes left within the abdominal wound to drain excess blood and body fluids) on all my lipoabdominoplasty patients.

The result was greater comfort for the patients, earlier mobilidation, earlier discharge and less risk of complications.

The quilting and liposuction were effective in creating a more athletic-looking abdomen with greater definitions. I call this the 'lock and glue' tummy tuck.

This was presented as a poster at our recent  BAAPS Annual Meeting at the International Convention Center in Birmingham and we won the top prize!

How effective are Lipoabdominoplasty treatments

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