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Top 5 Considerations for Tummy Tuck with Liposuction

Written by
Juli Albright
Updated
Juli is our patient advocate and community connection. She balances work, life and family with grace.
Juli is our patient advocate and community connection. She balances work, life and family with grace.

Top Five Considerations for Tummy Tuck with Liposuction

Some older plastic surgeons still recommend two staged surgeries: liposuction followed by a tummy tuck ~6 months later. In some cases due to health concerns with the patient, this might be recommend, but for most patients, there are several advantages to combining a tummy tuck and liposuction.

1. Enhanced waist

Want that snatch or more definitive waist?  For most women it is best achieved through liposuction of all excess fat. At that time you will also have the most excess skin which the surgeons can access to remove. This results in a very curvy figure for most women.

2. Remove exercise resistant fat

We all have places where our body naturally stores body fat first. For most people it is their love handles. These can be very resistant to dieting or weight loss but can be easily address through liposuction. Have another area like your thighs, besides your breasts, or back. Ask to add those areas to your surgery as well.

3. Only one recovery

For most people, the recovery is what stops them from doing a surgery. The thought of not picking up there kid or being home bound for a couple of weeks seems insurmountable. It takes careful planning to arrange help to allow for a recovery. For both liposuction and a tummy tuck it is often easier to combine to only have one recovery.

4. Does combining the procedures increase chance of complications?     

Short answer is no. In fact it is most likely better to only have one surgery versus two surgeries. With a board certified plastic surgeon, they should require the proper clearances, labs and screening to ensure you health for an elective cosmetic surgery.

5. What about the bruising and swelling?

Typically women will have bruising and swelling from a tummy tuck. If you are considering a body contouring procedure, discuss the recovery with your plastic surgeon especially if you are on the fence about combining liposuction with a tummy tuck.

If you're considering a combination tummy tuck with liposuction, make sure you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who verified experience with those surgeries, excellent reviews online, and ample before and after photos.

Written by
Juli Albright
Updated

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