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Were you aware that there are two types of tummy tucks? The Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team would like our Long Island & NYC plastic surgery patients to know that although the traditional tummy tuck does require general anesthesia, the Avelar tummy tuck only requires local anesthesia or IV sedation.

In fact, our Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York practice performs most tummy tucks using the Avelar method.

We have also successfully used oral sedation on some of our patients who have opted for it.

Avelar vs Traditional Tummy Tuck

Sedation isn’t the only difference between a traditional tummy tuck and the Avelar tummy tuck, however. Where the traditional tummy tuck cuts blood and lymphatic vessels, the Avelar tummy tuck does not.

This means that more liposuction can occur and there is less drainage afterwards. No drains are required post-opt if you have an Avelar tummy tuck, which is greatly appealing to some patients that don’t want to use a drain for a week or more.

So if you’re not into the idea of general anesthesia during a tummy tuck, but still want great results, ask about the Avelar method so you can get the results you want in the way you want them.

To your health and beauty,

The Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team

*This page does not communicate the full list of complete risks and potential complications from this surgery. To receive a list of post-op risks & complications, please contact our office.