Certain things that are great on their own can be even better together. In my many years of experience performing plastic surgery, I have found this to be true of some cosmetic surgery procedures as well. While both liposuction and tummy tuck surgery can provide outstanding and long-lasting aesthetic benefits when performed separately, they can also be combined to provide even more extensive body contouring results. Allow me to explain what makes these two surgeries such a winning combination.
The abdomen is a very popular liposuction area for both male and female patients. As we age, it’s only natural for patches of excess fat to accumulate in the abdominal area. However, it’s also very common for people to experience stretched, loose skin, as well as potential muscle damage, in their abdominal area. Liposuction can effectively remove this unwanted fat, but unfortunately can’t do anything to relive this skin laxity or muscle damage. This is where a tummy tuck comes in. By combining the two procedures into one surgery, my patients can achieve the more trim, healthy-looking physique they desire while cutting down on overall surgical cost and downtime for recovery. This is a popular option among women who undergo mommy makeover surgery following pregnancy or considerable weight loss.
In the following video, I discuss why liposuction and tummy tuck surgery make such a great combination and which patients can benefit from undergoing these procedures together:
It’s important to note that this combination approach to body contouring may not be right for every patient. During pre-surgery consultation appointments, I discuss what my patient hopes to achieve with their surgery and then take the time to explain all of their available options in-detail. For more information on the procedures that I perform or to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation, contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery. Don’t forget to follow along with us on Facebook and Instagram for additional tips, videos, news, and much more.