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Should You Add Liposuction to Your Tummy Tuck?

Many people find that including liposuction with their tummy tuck can dramatically improve their results. When you have stubborn fat and excess skin, lipoabdominoplasty (liposuction combined with a tummy tuck) can be considered to achieve the most toned figure possible. For the best results, you want the best procedure and the best surgeon! Pursue body contouring with Dr. Waltzman, an expert surgeon who can help you reach your goals.

What are the Differences Between Liposuction and a Tummy Tuck?

Although both liposuction and a tummy tuck achieve a slimmer waistline, the procedures are different. Liposuction removes fat pockets from targeted areas, whereas a tummy tuck removes excess skin and tightens muscles.

Sometimes, isolated procedures are not enough, and it might be best to combine the procedures to be completed in one session. To review your unique goals, schedule a consultation with Dr. Waltzman.

Here are the benefits you can expect from a lipoabdominoplasty:

  • Achieves the best possible outcomes for the midsection.
  • Addresses stubborn fat, muscle laxity, and excess skin.
  • Procedures occur together, reducing costs and recovery time.
  • Reduces the need for post-surgical drains.
  • Gains fat harvesting potential for fat grafting.

How Does a Combined Procedure Work?

Liposuction involves a suctioning process that removes fat after an incision is made. An anesthetic is injected to numb the area before a cannula is inserted to remove the fat. Dr. Waltzman then stitches up the incisions. Following liposuction, the tummy tuck will commence. An incision is made from one hipbone to the other, and the fat and skin of the target area are lifted, exposing the abdominal wall. Once the area is tightened and excess skin and tissue removed, the layers are placed back with the muscles held in their new position. Stitches are inserted to close the incisions to preserve this repositioning. Drains are inserted into the incisions to drain any remaining fluid, and the incisions are then closed with stitches or glue.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Lipoabdominoplasty?

Candidates for lipoabdominoplasty are individuals with stubborn fat, excess skin, and muscle laxity. Patients with weakened abdominal muscles and a lack of excess fat should consider tummy tuck procedures alone, as it is designed to tighten the abdominal area. If you are unsure of your needs, speak with Dr. Waltzman, who will assess your situation and provide his professional opinion. If you do not have loose skin but do have pockets of stubborn fat, liposuction alone is likely all you need for best results.

What Results Can You Expect from A Lipoabdominoplasty?

Standing up straight could initially be challenging due to the swelling and soreness. Once the healing is complete, you can expect a slimmer physique with toned abdominal contour. You will notice a decrease in fat and find that your midsection is both slimmer and tighter.

Let Lipoadominoplasty Help You Live Your Best Life

It may be discouraging to rely on diet and exercise alone to tighten and trim your abdominal area. Still, making your health and physical appearance a priority will give you increased confidence and an improved self-image. Treat yourself and get the midsection you desire by contacting Waltzman Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to discover if lipoabdominoplasty is right for you!

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