In some cases, two or more Cosmetic Surgeries can be combined to complement one another. Individuals looking to transform their midsection will find various surgical options available. In order to treat numerous indications; performing multiple surgeries together can offer unique rewards.

Combining an Abdominoplasty with Liposuction allows each to complement one another and puts fantastic results within reach after only a single surgery session. This is combination surgery is sometimes referred to as a Lipoabdominoplasty.

Who can benefit from combining Abdominoplasty with Liposuction?

Age, pregnancy, considerable weight loss and other life circumstances will alter one’s tummy; often in undesirable ways. Flaps of skin, sagging or stretched skin, and unwanted fat that does not respond to diet and exercise protocols can be frustrating and thwarts one from obtaining the aesthetic one seeks. Dissatisfaction with one’s stomach can restrict clothing choices and detracts from self-confidence.

*Different types of tummies require different types of treatment. Learn how to target each type of tummy in this informative article.

What does each procedure address directly?
Abdominoplasty addresses skin laxity, excess tissue and repositions underlying abdominal muscles.
Liposuction removes stubborn pockets of excess fat located on the hips, thighs, flank and other areas.


Why Combine Abdominoplasty with Liposuction?

Several excellent advantages accompany this procedure-pairing:

1. Recovery Time
2. Less Pain
3. Cost-Saving – Choosing a combination procedure often carries a cost-savings due to decreased time in theatre, less anaesthesia and fewer medical supplies being required as compared to two separate surgeries.

4. Improved Comprehensive Results – A major rational motive for this particular combination surgery – is that the results are balanced and congruent with your aesthetic proportions. The results look natural and seamless.

Fine-tune, precisely target and correct the abdominal aesthetic concerns. Together as one, this surgery is capable of resolving specific contouring anxieties.
· For instance, enjoy a flattened tummy even more by diminishing unwanted fat in the ‘love-handle’ i.e. flank area, for an enhanced hourglass figure.
· Reduce excess fat on the thighs or upper torso to compliment a smoother stomach. Increase contentment with the stomach by ensuring no fat bulges remain in surrounding areas.


Impressively High Rates of Satisfaction

This surgical duo receives outstanding accolades from those who have received it.

This study by the American Association of Plastic Surgeons found that individuals reported higher satisfaction with their results when they combined these two procedures. Liposuction plus Abdominoplasty carried a remarkable patient satisfaction rate of over 99%. In addition, that same high percentage of individuals reported that they would recommend the double procedure to others.


Who is the Ideal Candidate for the combination of Abdominoplasty with Liposuction?

This surgery is appropriate for both women and men candidates. As with all aesthetic results, long-lasting results will require some maintenance in terms of healthy lifestyle choices.

If you are considering undergoing the combination surgery, for safety reasons it is important to be close to one’s ideal weight and have a healthy Body Mass Index. For women, this surgery is best performed when no additional pregnancies are planned.

Individuals ought to be in good health, have clear expectations, and be able to schedule the necessary physical and social downtime.


What to Expect from combining Abdominoplasty with Liposuction?

In order to determine if this combination surgery is an appropriate option – a personal assessment and surgical consultation is required. During which health history, current health, specific indications and future expectations are to be discussed in detail with Dr Potgieter.

Suitability for combination surgery is determined on an individualized basis. If a choice is made to proceed, the Doctor will advise on how to prepare for surgery. Time in theatre is likely to range between two and three hours. Individual circumstances will dictate technique and actual time. Initial Recovery is recommended to take place overnight in the medical care facility.

Note: Fat removed in Liposuction can be repurposed as Natural Fat Fillers in some instances. Read more here.


What is Recovery Like?

The majority of recovery happens during the first 24-48 hours. After that swelling and discomfort will reduce considerably. The remaining recovery will happen in the two weeks following surgery. Normal activities can be resumed in the weeks following – with strenuous exercise and lifting being limited for up to six weeks.

Full recovery and results will emerge to be enjoyed within a 2-3 months. The Surgeon you choose may have specific options available to aid and expedite recovery. Follow instructions and restrictions to ensure minimal scarring and lessen the chances of any complication arising.

Following surgery, Dr Potgieter will track your healing progress and provide his high standard of patient care.

Where does combination surgery take place?

Dr Potgieter performs a wide range of non-surgical treatments and Cosmetic Surgeries from his Sandton clinic rooms. His location within Sandton MediClinic allows for professional advanced Medical Care such as advanced pain care, risk management, and a high level of comfort for an overnight stay.


Meet the Doctor

Experience, qualifications, and ‘bedside manner’ matters. These elements contribute to your overall experience. Choose a Doctor whom you trust and feel comfortable with.

Dr Potgieter operates his practice with strict standards in order to enhance and contribute towards great results and correspondingly high levels of patient-satisfaction. To discuss options available and determine whether Cosmetic Surgery could be an appropriate option for you going forward – schedule a personal assessment.

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