Can Liposuction Be Combined with a Tummy Tuck?
Thanks to cosmetic surgery, you’re ready to say goodbye to that stubborn stomach pooch. After all, you’ve been doing all the right things with diet and exercise, but your abdomen just won’t respond to your hard work.
The problem is, there are lots of cosmetic surgeries out there that can help flatten and improve the look of your stomach; two of the most popular options are the tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and liposuction. But how do you know which one is right for you? Should you opt for one surgery, or can liposuction be combined with a tummy tuck?
Differences Between Liposuction and a Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck surgery and liposuction may sound like they do the same thing – help flatten your stomach – but the truth is that they accomplish that goal in a very different way.
Liposuction surgery is designed to remove stubborn fat that won’t respond to diet and exercise, while abdominoplasty removes excess skin and stretchmarks and also corrects damaged abdominal muscles that are preventing patients from achieving a slimmer and flatter stomach. As you can see, both surgeries target the stomach to produce a more aesthetically pleasing appearance, but they do it in different ways.
That’s good news, though, because that means the two surgeries can be combined to produce even more noticeable results!
Signs You Should Combine Your Tummy Tuck + Liposuction
It’s a good idea to combine your tummy tuck with liposuction if you have a lot of localized fat around the stomach that won’t respond to diet and exercise. You may also want to combine your tummy tuck with liposuction if you’re bothered by fat on other areas surrounding your stomach, like your flanks or hips.
Plus, many patients opt to combine the two procedures in order to produce the best results possible!
My experience was wonderful. The staff was professional and informative. They provided top quality care. Dr. Vitolo is amazing. I am very pleased with my results. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to do Liposuction.
Take the Next Step
Want to see if you should combine your tummy tuck procedure with liposuction surgery? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Vitolo at his plastic surgery practice by filling out the consultation form on this page or by calling 1-800-332-1067.
Dr. Vitolo serves the greater New York Metropolitan area including Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn and New Jersey.