On this blog, Dr. Gregory T. Fisher, MD, FACS, provides useful intormation to his patients. Please contact us with your inquiries. You may also make an appointment by calling Dr.Fisher's office at 562-865-9600.
The amount of loose skin is the deciding factor. After a dramatic weight gain-and-loss (pregnancy), tummy tuck will be the only way to rid you off the loose skin in your abdomen. Liposuction is only for fat loss and will not do much to the skin in terms of aesthetic improvement. In fact, if you already have loose skin, it might even exacerbate the condition, because lipo-suction is the suction of fat, the skin will remain and may overhand even more.
Tummy tuck is a more complicated surgical procedure than liposuction. In liposuction a thin, hollow tube (cannula) is inserted into the body, and fat is “sucked out.” This leaves minimal scarring and recovery is very fast. With tummy tuck, a larger incision is necessary, in order to expose the abdominal wall and remove fat. Abdominal muscles may need to be sutured together after the surgery, which may require complete quiet and prolonged healing. Anything like extending your arms or undergoing even light exercise within 4-6 weeks after a tummy tuck is guaranteed to cause complications and is therefore against Dr.Fisher’s strict directive.
COST: Depending on the extent and area, the cost of liposuction is from $3,500-7,000 and more. The average cost of a tummy tuck is about twice as much, simply because a tummy tuck is more complicated, requires more surgical expertise and also entails a higher risk of complications, for which you are paying.
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Antibiotic prophylaxis of clean surgical procedures (e.g., elective operations on skin and soft tissue) is controversial based on a single randomized trial that showed benefit in breast and groin hernia surgery. The controversy persists because the incidence of superficial surgical site infection was so high (4%, versus an expected incidence of about 1%) in the placebo group. Evidence that antibiotic prophylaxis is indicated for soft tissue procedures of other types is lacking entirely, and prophylaxis cannot be recommended. If administered, antibiotic prophylaxis should be given before the skin incision is made, and only as a single dose. Additional doses are not beneficial because surgical hemostasis renders wound edges ischemic by definition until neovascularization occurs, and antibiotics cannot reach the edges of the incision for at least the first 24 hours. Not only is there lack of benefit, prolonged antibiotic prophylaxis actually increases the risk of postoperative infection. Increasingly in the practice of plastic surgery, there is a tendency to leave closed-suction drains in place for prolonged periods in the erroneous belief that the incidence of wound complications is reduced by prolonged drainage. Nothing could be further from the truth. Data indicate that the presence of a drain for more than 24 hours increases the risk of postoperative surgical site infection with MRSA. Closed suction drains must be removed as soon as possible, ideally within 24 hours. Prolonged antibiotic prophylaxis is often administered to “cover” a drain left in place for a prolonged period. This is a prime example of error compounding error, and is a practice that must be abandoned.