Can I add Liposuction to my Tummy Tuck?

For many patients, a combination of Liposuction plus Tummy Tuck can create enhanced results that meet or exceed expectations.

It is good to make clear that liposuction and abdominoplasty are not the same. Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that uses suction techniques to remove pockets of subcutaneous fat, can help get ready of love handles, back rolls and belly fat, but this treatment will not be able to address excess skin or muscle laxity that often shows after pregnancy or massive weight loss. A Tummy Tuck on the other hand, removes the excess skin while tightening loose or separated abdominal muscles, but if you are also bothered by fat in transition areas surrounding the tummy (like love handles or flanks), a tummy tuck alone is not likely to be the most effective option.

A benefit of adding liposuction to your Tummy Tuck is that the doctor can address specific fat deposits while eliminating loose skin and repairing muscle tissue plus, you only need one recovery period, rather than two separate procedures and recoveries.

 When you combine them, the doctor can maximize your body contouring results. In most cases, loose skin and excess fat go hand-in-hand, so treating both of these cosmetic concerns at the same time is often the most efficient and effective approach.

If you are considering a combination of body contouring procedure, make sure you choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon as Dr. Mallol, who as experience performing these types of surgeries, as well as performing both procedures in a single combination surgery.