Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck: Can Both Be Combined? Which is Best?
Many men and women struggle with stubborn pockets of fat throughout their midsection that just won’t budge, despite diet and exercise. This frustrating issue can cause wardrobe challenges, self-consciousness, and even derail healthy lifestyle choices.
If this sounds like you, know that there are two excellent solutions. Liposuction or tummy tuck surgery can be performed to help you achieve the toned midsection you’ve always wanted. Keep reading to learn more about these two procedures.
If you have excess or stubborn areas of fat with good skin tone and a fairly flat abdominal wall, you may be a good candidate for liposuction. During a liposuction procedure, small incisions are made in hidden areas so that the fatty tissue between the skin and abdominal wall can be suctioned.
The goal of liposuction is to sculpt fat in the ideal proportions and create an attractive shape and figure. Liposuction can also be performed on the hips, outer and inner thighs, buttocks, and arms.
A tummy tuck – also known as abdominoplasty surgery – may be a good option if you have stretched abdominal wall muscles and/or loose skin. A tummy tuck involves making an incision at the bikini line, in between the hip bones, and lifting the skin and fat away from the abdominal wall. Most of the time, this necessitates the creation of a new belly button. Dr. Brown spends extra time in the operating room to ensure that your new navel looks completely natural.
If you undergo a tummy tuck, you can expect the excess skin to be pulled down and removed. In most cases, tummy tucks are recommended to patients after childbirth or significant weight loss.
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Can Liposuction and Tummy Tuck Be Combined?
There are a number of reasons you may want to combine liposuction with a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck can tighten your abdominal muscles and remove excess skin and tissue, while liposuction can contour your body, leaving you with dramatic results.
If you undergo both of these procedures simultaneously, you’ll also enjoy less downtime and save money on surgeon fees as well as anesthesia fees. Liposuction and a tummy tuck are two of the most commonly combined procedures, and are cornerstones of the popular “mommy makeover.” While they have different purposes, they complement one another perfectly. With lipocontouring it is much easier to sculpt the flank area and create an hourglass shape while the tummy tuck will shape the abdomen.
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Take the Next Step
If you’re wondering if you would be a good candidate for liposuction, a tummy tuck, or both procedures, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown of Brown Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, Arizona today. Call us at 480-568-3804or fill out our convenient online contact form, and we’ll reach out to you within two business days.