Traditionally, a full abdominoplasty is a large procedure with potential complications such as bleeding, fluid collection, poor healing and scarring, sometimes requiring multiple large drains and multiple visits to see your surgeon.
The Cadogan Clinic Brazilian Abdominoplasty removes the same amount of skin, tightens the rectus abdominis muscles and repositions the belly button the same way a full abdominoplasty would, however, the technique is refined by incorporating liposuction to mobilise the skin in such a way that allows for significantly quicker, better healing.
Sometimes there is confusion because this seems like an easier way to have a tummy tuck, when in fact you’re getting more than you would with a traditional tummy tuck. It’s far a more advanced surgical technique. This technique takes longer to perform, as it is a highly precise surgery, resulting in better results than you would have with the traditional tummy tuck.
This procedure can also be carried out as a day case and does not come with the same complications as the full abdominoplasty.
Benefits of The Cadogan Clinic Brazilian Abdominoplasty:
+ Less pain
+ Less downtime
+ 30% less risk of hematoma seroma (blood or fluid filling up in the area operated on)
+ Often carried out as a day case
+ No need for drainage
+ More of a nipped in waist
+ Quick recovery
+ More liposuction
To compare with the risks of a traditional tummy tuck:
+ Normally stay several nights in hospital
+ More downtime
+ 30% higher chance for hematoma seroma (blood or fluid filling up in the area operated on)
+ Longer recovery time
+ Connected to drains from the surgery area, highly unpleasant!