Dr. Matarasso established the standard for the combination of abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and liposuction (lipoplasty/SAL), also known as abdominolipoplasty. He is a well-regarded expert in this groundbreaking procedure and has frequently been sought after to speak about different surgical techniques, review current trends, and discuss short- and long-term complications. He has authored three textbook chapters and more than 20 journal articles on abdominolipoplasty in addition to delivering numerous invited lectures and teaching courses. He has recommended safe guidelines for performing abdominolipoplasty and is often asked to teach fellow surgeons how to choose between liposuction, abdominoplasty and the combined liposuction/tummy tuck procedure for their patients. He received an Outstanding Recognition award for his work on the Aesthetic Surgery Video Journal entitled “Combined Abdominoplasty and SAL” (1998).