How Liposuction Can Improve Other Plastic Surgery Procedures


It is fairly common for women and men to come to their initial consultation with me having a preconceived idea about what type of surgical procedure is right for them. They may think that they must choose between one procedure or another, but in reality, most of the time when I perform a combination of surgical procedures to achieve an overarching cosmetic goal, the results turn out better than if I had performed one type of surgery instead of the other.

Liposuction is one of the best types of cosmetic enhancements that can be added to other surgical procedures to achieve a contoured appearance. Below are a few types of procedures liposuction can pair with and how the combination allows for an optimal outcome.

No-Drain Tummy Tuck

This procedure, which is also known as combined lipo plus tummy tuck removes fat from the abdomen and surrounding area, but also includes liposuction. The results are more defined contours than the results of a traditional tummy tuck performed alone.

Breast Reduction

While a typical breast reduction procedure on its own can yield beautiful results for women, adding liposuction to remove additional fat can really make a key difference for improvements. By removing excess fat from the sides of the breast using liposuction, women notice their breast contours are more shapely and desirable, due to decreased fat near the armpit area.

While liposuction can be a nice addition to a procedure depending on the goal, it is not always recommended or necessary. The best thing you can do is have an open conversation with your surgeon about your goals and desires. He or she will point you in the proper direction as to how you can work together to achieve your vision.

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