Combining a Tummy Tuck with Liposuction
Abdominoplasty, which is more commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, can be a powerful way to slim the waistline and rid the abdominal area of loose, excess skin. After pregnancy or significant weight loss, many individuals find that a tummy tuck addresses inelastic skin and stretched musculature in ways that dieting and exercise cannot, offering a highly effective treatment to smooth and tighten the midsection. While the main goals of a tummy tuck are to remove excess skin while tightening abdominal musculature, most patients also struggle with fat pockets and stubborn bulges near the stomach region. “Love handles” and other exercise-resistant areas of localized fat often persist in spite of healthy habits, creating frustration for men and women who would like a figure that appears more taut and toned.
A tummy tuck is not usually designed to remove a large amount of stubborn fat, but many individuals combine the procedure with liposuction to comprehensively enhance the abdominal area. It’s important to note that a tummy tuck is also not designed to be a weight loss procedure, and the same is true for liposuction. Good candidates for both surgeries are relatively healthy and at or near their ideal weight. With that said, incorporating liposuction into your tummy tuck treatment plan can be a highly effective way to achieve a tighter, firmer, and smoother abdomen, as the joint-procedure is capable of addressing the muscles and skin, as well as redundant fat. Plus, patients can achieve the cosmetic benefits of both procedures for a single recovery period. If you are interested in comprehensive body contouring, board-certified plastic surgeon Jon Paul Trevisani, MD can evaluate your concerns to suggest the best possible treatment plan for your aesthetic goals.
To learn more about a tummy tuck with liposuction, or if you are ready to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, please contact The Aesthetic Surgery Centre today.