Lipoadominoplasty or Saldanha Technique
Lipoadominoplasty or Saldanha Technique is a procedure of choice for patients who have both loose and lax abdominal skin that is compounded by significant thick fat deposits at the anterior abdomen. The procedure combines a tummy tuck procedure with liposuction of the excess and thick fat at the central and midline abdomen. This will help further flatten out the area while thinning the fat-skin flap.
The procedure is done under general anesthesia or regional depending on the area involve. This is done in an outpatient or hospital facility. It is best to for patients to be admitted for a day or two so that so that patients may rest immediately after surgery.
After the procedure, patients will have pressure dressing or garment at the treated area to help control the swelling. Patients are advised that there will be swelling, tightness, minimal pain or discomfort and numbness. However, these conditions are transient and resolve spontaneously during the next several weeks.
For Better Healing:
To improve healing and minimize swelling, patients are advise to avoid the following for 2 to 3 weeks : smoking, alcoholic beverages, aspirin, NSAID’s like mefenamic acids, vitamin E supplement, steroids, herbal tea or herbal medications.