Tummy tucks are a common procedure for those who want to rid themselves of unsightly excess skin and repair weakened abdominal muscles after either significant weight loss or pregnancy. While a tummy tuck can fix these problems, it can’t do anything about any stubborn pockets of fat that may remain no matter what you do. This is why many people in search of their ideal physique choose to combine the procedure with liposuction.
What Is Liposuction?
Suitable for both men and women who have stubborn pockets of fat despite being at or near their target weight, liposuction uses gentle suction to contour and shape the body. The most common target areas for liposuction are the abdomen, thighs and hips.
The sculpting benefits of liposuction make it a great option for adding the finishing touches to the effects of your tummy tuck and healthy lifestyle.
Combining Tummy Tuck and Liposuction
Research published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2012 showed that 99 percent of those combining tummy tuck and liposuction would recommend the method to others, and the same percentage were satisfied overall, which is better than the individual statistics for either procedure.
Aesthetically, the main benefit of combining tummy tuck and liposuction is adding a more streamlined shape to the new, streamlined you. As an added bonus, it has been shown that the boost you get from achieving your target look tends to increase motivation to exercise and keep the weight off in the long term. In short, combining the two procedures gives you better results, a better overall look and an increased probability of maintaining them.
If you’re interested in combining tummy tuck and liposuction, book a consultation appointment with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your suitability.
Dr. Scot Martin concentrates on breast enhancement and body contouring at his practice in Las Cruces, New Mexico. A nationally recognized plastic surgeon, Dr. Martin is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
He looks forward to meeting you and helping you become the best version of yourself possible.