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A Better Type of Mini Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck is a procedure in which the excess fat and skin are removed from the abdominal region in order to tighten the stomach for a more defined look.

A mini abdominoplasty is a tummy tuck in which a single, short incision is made just above the pubic line. This allows the surgeon to access the excess fat and tissue that lies in the lower abdominal area. Usually, surgeons place surgical drains just behind the incision in order to avoid a buildup of fluid after the surgery.

If you are planning to undergo a mini abdominoplasty, you might want to reconsider the traditional tummy tuck and go for a better and improved abdominoplasty that is drainless and utilizes an ultrasonic liposuction to draw out the excess fat.

What Is A Drainless Tummy Tuck?

In a drainless tummy tuck surgery, the surgeon does not use surgical drains. Instead, these drains are replaced with a certain type of suture. These sutures are internally placed and hold the fat, muscle, and skin layers together. The sutures dissolve on their own after some time.

The benefit of a drainless tummy tuck is that patients experience much less discomfort after the tummy tuck. Surgical drains can be very inconvenient and can make the recovery period take quite some time. On the other hand, with a drainless tummy tuck, the recovery time is less than that of a regular tummy tuck.

What Benefit Is Offered By An Ultrasonic Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves suctioning out fat cells from certain areas in the body. Liposuction is often combined with a tummy tuck to give optimum results. Typically, a liposuction involves inserting a cannula or a thin tube through an incision and then using a vacuum to suction the fat cells out.

Ultrasonic liposuction is a more precise method of removing excess fat from the body. Ultrasonic waves or high-frequency waves are used to break down and liquefy the excess fat cells. The ultrasonic waves are directed through the cannula.

Ultrasonic liposuction is highly beneficial because it enables the removal of denser fat cells without causing fluid-loss in the body.

A drainless tummy tuck combined with an ultrasonic liposuction ensures that you leave with a perfectly toned and tightened stomach. The procedures ensure that there is no loose or baggy skin and can help provide you with the the well-contoured stomach you dreamed of.

What To Expect After The Procedure?

Immediately after the procedure, you are likely to experience mild discomfort, some swelling, and bruising. This is a side effect of the surgery and will subside gradually. You may be prescribed antibiotics and painkillers to prevent infections and accelerate healing the healing process.

You must follow your doctor’s instructions closely and all medicines should be taken as and when prescribed.

The results of the procedure are visible once the swelling has completely come down. You will notice that your abdomen looks sculpted and defined. The results are long lasting and can be maintained by following a healthy lifestyle.

Contact Our Office

A drainless tummy tuck is the perfect solution for those who are in good general health, but are having trouble getting rid of that last layer of fat surrounding their abdomen. If you’re interested in learning more about the procedure, contact An Enhanced You to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Lowen.

New Law Requires Notice to Patients About Open Payments Database

Pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 1278, physicians will soon be required to provide a notice to their patients regarding the Open Payments database (Database), which is managed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS.

Specifically, this new law requires physicians to do the following beginning January 1, 2024, a physician who uses a website in their medical practice must conspicuously post the same notice described below on their website.

Under this law, a violation of these requirements constitutes unprofessional conduct.

“For informational purposes only, a link to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments web page is provided here. https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/

The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public.”

Beginning January 1, 2024, a physician who uses a website in their medical practice must conspicuously post the same notice described above on their website.

Under this law, a violation of these requirements constitutes unprofessional conduct.