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Should I Get Liposuction With My Tummy Tuck?

Liposuction, Tummy Tuck

March 13, 2024 | 3 minute read

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If you want to remove excess stomach fat, you may consider getting a tummy tuck. Liposuction is commonly added to tummy tuck procedures to heighten and sculpt new abdominal contours. Here, we discuss what liposuction does, what a tummy tuck can achieve, and how the two procedures complement each other when combined. 

Removing Stubborn Fat

With so many people successfully losing weight with new weight-loss medications like Ozempic, some are dismayed that pockets of fat and sagging skin remain. Certain body areas, such as the stomach, are more susceptible to developing stubborn pockets of fat. Even if you live a healthy lifestyle, these pockets of fat tend to be resistant to diet and exercise. Body contouring procedures such as tummy tuck and liposuction provide solutions to stubborn fat by removing excess fat and skin, as well as resculpting your figure. 

What Does Liposuction Do? 

Liposuction can remove fat from various body areas while reconstructing and enhancing body contours. Dr. Tolomeo offers high-definition liposuction, which works exceptionally well for defining the muscles in the abdomen. 

What Can a Tummy Tuck Achieve? 

A tummy tuck can target loose skin on the stomach, remove stubborn fat, and tighten separated abdominal muscles. Tummy tuck surgery is known for delivering transformative results, leaving patients with firmer, smoother waistlines that are proportional to the rest of their bodies. Depending on your body and goals for your results, a mini, full, or extended tummy tuck may be performed to achieve your desired results. 

Many patients who are unsatisfied with the appearance of their stomach due to pregnancy, weight loss, or natural signs of aging turn to tummy tuck surgery to redefine the abdomen and enhance their bodies. 

What Are the Benefits of Combining Liposuction with Tummy Tuck Surgery? 

Liposuction is often combined with a tummy tuck to enhance your body contouring results. Combining these procedures can allow for a customized approach specific to the patient and their cosmetic goals. 

A tummy tuck can remove some excess abdominal fat, but liposuction can often remove more unwanted fat than a tummy tuck alone could address. Liposuction can also provide more contours and highlight the appearance of the abdominal muscles. 

Suppose you’re trying to decide whether to get a tummy tuck or liposuction as a standalone procedure. In that case, it’s important to note that tummy tuck surgery provides abdominal correction that liposuction cannot achieve alone. If you have loose wrinkly skin, stretch marks, and weak abdominal muscles, then you’ll likely need a tummy tuck to target those issues. 

Adding liposuction to a tummy tuck works best for patients who need more unwanted fat removed than a tummy tuck could eliminate while still getting all the benefits from a tummy tuck procedure. 

Who Is a Candidate for Tummy Tuck with Liposuction? 

Some factors that may make you a good candidate for this combination of procedures include if you: 

  • Have good skin elasticity  
  • Want to get rid of excess stomach fat 
  • Have loose, excess abdominal skin
  • Want to correct diastasis recti  

A consultation with Dr. Tolomeo is the best way to determine whether you should add liposuction to your tummy tuck.

Want to Know More About Liposuction and Tummy Tuck Surgery? 

Dr. Tolomeo is a triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon and very experienced in body contouring procedures. If you want to eliminate unwanted fat and resculpt your abdominal contours, call us at (516) 350-8168 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation. 

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