SAFE Lipoabdominoplasty


SAFE Lipoabdominoplasty is one of the most effective body remodeling surgeries, as it responds to the absence of belly liposuction in classic abdominoplasty, which only allows the removal of excess skin, as well as stretch marks and the correction of sagging muscles. Recently, with the introduction of lipoadominoplasty, liposuction of the belly is performed at the same time as abdominoplasty, allowing to obtain totally different results in its contour. It is a technique that implies a sub-specialization due to the greater complexity of the procedure.

The Doctor. Tiago Baptista Fernandes, carried out in 2011 in the USA, at Wall Clinic, this training allowed to evolve the results in this area of ​​the body. The acronym SAFE stands for S – separation, A – aspiration, and FE – Fat Equalizer.

With this innovation, lipoabdominoplasty became a safer procedure, as temperature control is effective, in preventing internal burns.

The difference that the association of liposuction with abdominoplasty and the transformation it allows in the body is radical and contributes a lot to restoring the self-esteem lost in many cases.

In the first consultation, the plastic surgeon explains the SAFE Lipoabdominoplasty procedure using clinical cases, evaluates and discusses with the patient all the stages of the process, showing the advantages of liposuction with abdominoplasty, as well as the expectations regarding the final result.

At all stages, including the first consultation, there is a photographic record of the body using the most advanced imaging equipment. For lipoabdominoplasty, the Canfield Vectra XT 3D is used, which allows a 360º recording in order to document the entire clinical process.


Surgical Process

Lipoabdominoplasty is a surgical procedure and, as such, is performed in a licensed operating room authorized by the health regulatory authority. Surgery time varies, but lasts between 4.5 to 5 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. 


Hospital Stay

It is a procedure that requires a 2-day hospital stay.


Recovery time

 2-3 weeks post-surgery recovery time 

The final results are obtained between 1 to 3 months depending on the body’s response.

Average cost of Procedure in Portugal

  • Lipoabdominoplasty1,300 – 4,000 €