Are There Benefits To Combining Liposuction With a Tummy Tuck?

tummy tuck (1) When creating a sculpted look on the abdomen, two standard procedures are considered: a tummy tuck and liposuction. While you can do either of them independently of the other, there is some thought that combining the treatments can make good sense. The following will explore the benefits of combining liposuction with a tummy tuck and why it might be a good idea for you:

The Difference Between a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction

Before we look deeper at combining these procedures, it’s helpful to understand how they differ. With liposuction, isolated pockets of subcutaneous fat are removed. Consequently, liposuction is a good treatment for belly fat, back rolls, and even love handles. It won’t, however, address the issues of excessive skin or muscle laxity. Keep in mind, though, that liposuction is also a procedure that contours, not just removes fat, meaning it helps create a sculpted look, but can only go as far as the anatomy of the patient allows.

As a different procedure, a tummy tuck removes the excess skin of the abdomen and addresses loose skin or separated abdominal muscles. It is used to create a toned, smooth physique. It is excellent at addressing loose skin but will do less for fat under the skin. A tummy tuck is often used to correct loose skin due to excessive weight loss or pregnancy-related muscle damage.

The Benefits of Combining These Procedures

You can combine liposuction with a tummy tuck procedure to get the best of both worlds and address the fat deposits under the skin and the loose skin hanging out. Through the combination of procedures, your surgeon can repair muscle tissue, address loose skin, and remove exercise-resistant fat, all in one combined surgery. This gives you the benefit of both procedures while only having to undergo the stress of one surgery/procedure. As a result, you will spend less time recovering than if you did these procedures separately.

Contact Us Today to Schedule a Consultation

Ultimately, deciding whether you should combine a tummy tuck with liposuction is up to you and your surgeon. Contact us today at Plastic Surgery Specialists of New Jersey at 201-664-8000. We are happy to schedule a consultation at our Paramus, NJ, office and discuss the benefits of combining these impactful procedures.

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