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This mother of 2 kids with rectus diastasis (splitting of abdominal muscles) of 4 fingers breadth from her pregnancies, comes to Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie for abdominal liposuction. Performing abdominal liposuction on such a patient is extremely risky because while there is no direct communication between the intestines and the fat layer on normal women, in a woman with rectus diastasis, there is now a gap in the center of the abdominal muscles, where liposuction cannula can enter and puncture the intestines. Moreover, in this patient, the gap is 4 fingers breadth! However, Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie is very confident that he will never puncture the intestines, as he uses only a plastic syringe, not a machine, to perform liposuction! Please visit our website and read what are the advantages of syringe liposuction as compared to machine liposuction: Liposuction Case Studies.

On normal circumstances, Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie would ask a patient with such wide rectus diastasis to get tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) done first, while at the same time abdominal muscles can be performed, by closing the gap. However, as this patient is not willing to undergo such invasive surgery and is more than willing to accept sub-optimal result with just liposuction, without abdominal muscle repair and tummy tuck, Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie proceeds to perform only liposuction for her.

Video 1: Pre-operative assessment and marking.

Video 2: Awake syringe liposuction under local anesthesia by Dr Arthur Tjandra.

Video 3: Completion of left-sided abdominal liposuction. Comparison between right and left sides, before and after liposuction.

Video 4: Immediate post-liposuction assessment.

Video 5: Result after another touch-up liposuction.

Video 6: Result of abdominal liposuction, the next day.


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