Liposuction and abdominoplasty are both cosmetic surgery procedures that can improve the appearance of your midsection. But how do you know which procedure will address your specific concerns? And what about a combination of a tummy tuck with liposuction? Here we look closer at both procedures and how each one can help you achieve your body contouring goals and deliver optimal results.
A tummy tuck is a procedure designed to address abdominal concerns, such as loose skin, loose abdominal muscles, and extra fat in the tummy region, often the result of pregnancy or after significant weight loss. The tummy tuck removes loose or excess skin in the region between the belly button and pubic area that may have stretch marks. It also allows the surgeon to address muscles in the abdomen that become separated, known as diastasis. In addition, the surgeon can remove extra fat in this refined area. This creates a more toned and flat abdominal appearance.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure designed to remove pockets of stubborn fat in the abdominal region, including the hips, thighs, and buttocks, that does not easily respond to dietary changes and exercise. Liposuction allows the surgeon to sculpt the area and improve body contours. If your skin is supple and toned and you have no muscle separation, liposuction alone may be enough to achieve your abdominal contour goals.
Combining Both Procedures
A tummy tuck and liposuction are often combined in an effort to achieve superior body contouring results. While the tummy tuck allows the surgeon to remove loose skin and fat while addressing the abdominal muscles, adding liposuction allows them to further sculpt the abdominal area with the removal of stubborn fat pockets.
If you have considered a tummy tuck, liposuction or maybe even a combination of the two, Prime Plastic Surgery & Med Spa is here to answer any questions you may have and explain the benefits of each procedure and what you can expect in terms of results. To learn more, call 858-285-4667 to schedule your consultation today.