So, you have scheduled a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon for a body contouring procedure. The next thing to do now is to ask your surgeon whether liposuction should be combined with your tummy tuck. If you have recently undergone massive weight loss, you may be struggling with excessive skin. Pregnancy also takes a toll on your body, specifically the abdominal area. A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that will remove the excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles. While liposuction is less invasive and reshapes your abdomen by removing fat from the area.
For most patients who are looking for body contouring, tummy tuck in combination with liposuction can help achieve enhanced results which will exceed your expectations. If you are not yet sure whether a combination procedure will be effective for you, it is time to gather all the information about both these procedures. Your surgeon at Mosa will help you determine whether it is the ideal procedure for your specific needs and cosmetic goals.
Tummy tuck and liposuction – what is the difference?
Even though both these procedures help you get a slimmer waist, they are not similar.
A tummy tuck is a contouring procedure which helps eliminate excess skin from your abdomen. If you suffer from loose or separated abdominal muscles, it will help you tighten those and achieve a toned and smooth tummy. However, if you are also struggling with stubborn deposits in certain areas like the flanks or love handles then the tummy tuck alone won’t be helpful.
Liposuction is also a body contouring procedure which makes use of suction to eliminate fat pockets that are resistant to exercise and diet. When you are dealing problem areas like back rolls, belly fat, or fat on the thighs, liposuction helps you achieve the desired toned appearance. However, if you also have loose muscles or excess skin in the area then liposuction alone won’t be able to help you.
The benefits of combining liposuction with your tummy tuck
The most obvious advantage of combining liposuction with your tummy tuck is that your surgeon can remove the excess skin, fatty deposits, and repair the loose abdominal muscles all with one procedure. Additionally, you will have the advantage of one surgery and one recovery period rather than go through two separate procedures and their individual recovery time periods. If you are looking for post-bariatric surgery, it is usually recommended that you choose the combination procedure of liposuction with your tummy tuck to reduce the excess skin and tighten the muscles for a smooth and toned appearance.
Another advantage of this combination procedure is that there will be no requirement for surgical drains and your surgeon can use layered suturing instead. This eliminates the need to go through the discomfort of messy drains during your recovery period.
Neither of these procedures on their own can give you the stunning results you can achieve with the combined procedure. A majority of patients suffer from loose skin and excessive fat together and it is the most efficient option to deal with both these issues together and achieve your contouring goals effectively.
Choosing a surgeon for your body contouring procedure
If you have decided to undergo the combination body contouring procedure, it is important to choose a board-certified surgeon who has sufficient experience with both tummy tuck and liposuction as separate procedures as well as in combination. You must go through before and after photos of their previous patients to see if the results match your expectations and goals. The procedure should be explained in detail to you allowing you to make an informed decision. You could also speak with some of the previous patients of your chosen surgeon to ascertain the kind of recovery you might have to undergo, and the aftercare support the surgeon’s office provides. With a skilled surgeon, you will be able to sculpt and reshape your abdomen into the youthful and slim contours you desired and get a boost to your self-image and confidence. The team at Mosa in South Florida is full of skilled, experienced, highly sought-after surgeons. We will work with you individually to make your goals and concerns are met for your chosen procedure.