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July 10, 2018 | Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Combining Abdominoplasty With Liposuction


Are you ready to rock a trim, toned tummy? Many women find that as they age, their body shape changes, and maintaining a slender figure becomes more and more challenging. Life events, such as pregnancy and childbirth or major weight loss, can also significantly alter your body, and restoring your body’s tight contours and shapely curves may not come as easily as you expected.

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Healthy eating, consistent exercise, and an overall healthy lifestyle can certainly help you get your body back in shape, but sometimes stubborn fat lingers, and skin doesn’t stay tight against your body. Sagging skin combined with pockets of fat can be aesthetically disappointing, and it may seem like there are no options to address it; however, there is something that can help this issue. If you’ve been discouraged with the way your body has responded to a healthy diet and consistent exercise, then your solution may be a tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty). The procedure can be even more effective when combined with liposuction.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, will restore your slender midsection after major shifts in weight have made it difficult to do so on your own. During the procedure, your surgeon will use sutures to tighten abdominal muscles that may have become lax due to weight gain or loss or changes due to pregnancy and childbirth. This will restore tone to your stomach and make sure that your muscles don’t continue to shift. Then, the skin will be pulled and tightened over the tummy and draped over your contours to ensure a natural appearance. Any excess skin will be trimmed at the incision. Your surgeon will make sure there is no sagging.

Why Combine With Liposuction?

A tummy tuck alone is not intended to be a weight loss procedure. The primary purpose of abdominoplasty is to tighten the underlying abdominal muscles and remove any excess, sagging skin. While small amounts of fat may be removed, if there is a significant amount, then liposuction will be necessary. Liposuction not only provides a greater opportunity for the removal of fat but also allows your surgeon to contour your curves more precisely. With a small cannula inserted into the incision, your surgeon will be able to accurately remove fat in order to create and restore your natural curves. Combining liposuction with your tummy tuck provides even more dramatic results and ensures that you will regain the figure you deserve.

While both procedures can produce noticeable changes, they each target different problem areas in your midsection. By performing them in conjunction with each other, your surgeon is more easily able to give you the results you desire.

To learn about how you can benefit from a tummy tuck with liposuction, schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified physicians. PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery can be reached at 813-400-1465.

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