The 'lock and glue' tummy tuck / lipoabdominoplasty
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Abdominoplasty (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 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 in the market.
From June 2010 to the present, 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 mobilisation, earlier discharge and less risk of complications. The quilting and liposuction was effective in creating a more athletic looking abdomen with greater definitions. I call this the 'lock and glue' or 'super glue' tummy tuck or lipoabdominoplasty.
This was presented as a poster at our 2011 BAAPS Annual Meeting at the International Convention Center in Birmingham and we won the top prize!
'Lock and glue' or super glue tummy tuck
This is a presentation modified for general public viewing of my 'lock and glue' or superglue tummy tuck / lipoabdominoplasty.
The original presentation was an analysis of my first 100 patients. This was presented as a poster at the 2011 British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons(BAAPS) meeting and it won the first prize.
I was then invited to present this as a talk with additional video footages of the procedure at the Internatinal BODY Conference in 2012. Hope you find the video useful.