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

If you want to read more, the experts at Consulting Room really know what they're talking about and have put together tummy tuck, weight loss, and liposuction FAQs just for you. 

If you have more questions, you can use the tummy tuck, weight loss, and liposuction questions feature to talk to our panel of trained medical experts. 

If you're keen to get started with any of these treatments right away then you're in luck - those clever folks also have a list of a trusted, accredited tummy tuck, weight loss, and liposuction clinics in your area.


More great blogs our experts wrote for you...

Weight Loss Tip: Say Goodbye to Daily Weigh-Ins

04
Jul
2024

Weight Loss Tip: Say Goodbye to Daily Weigh-Ins

The scale can be a helpful tool for measuring your progress, but many people get in the habit of weighing themselves too often...

The Power of Positive Self-Talk in Losing Weight

27
Jun
2024

The Power of Positive Self-Talk in Losing Weight

Can you transform your weight loss journey with positive self-talk?

Improve Your Body Image to Boost Weight Loss

19
Jun
2024

Improve Your Body Image to Boost Weight Loss

Did you know that research has repeatedly found that people who dislike their bodies are less likely to lose weight?!


Hey, wait!

Before you go.....

Let's stay in touch, pop your details here and we'll send our editor's hand-picked updates on your fave subjects.