Are sit-ups and crunches not doing anything to get rid of your belly pooch, loose skin, or that layer of abdominal fat? Are you finding that, despite your healthy diet and consistent exercise routine, your lean, sexy stomach is as elusive as ever?
Well, it’s not your fault. Excess skin, stretched muscles due to pregnancy, or stubborn fat are all conditions that many of us encounter. You might be a good candidate for a tummy tuck, or liposuction, or a combination surgery. Combining the two procedures, known as lipoabdominoplasty, might be the best choice if your goal is to tighten your abdominal area as well as remove excess fat.
Liposuction uses suction to remove isolated pockets of stubborn subcutaneous fat in those pesky love handles, belly fat, and back rolls. What it doesn’t address is excess skin or muscle laxity that may follow pregnancy or weight loss.
On the other hand, a tummy tuck removes excess skin and tightens loose or separated abdominal muscles, resulting in a smooth, toned physique. For those areas of stubborn fat surrounding the abdomen, on its own, a tummy tuck may not be the most effective option.
Liposuction, combined with other procedures, is completely safe and growing in popularity. For example, for the mommy makeover procedure, your board-certified plastic surgeon offers, liposuction may be combined with a tummy tuck. Doing this in one combined procedure removes excess fat and reduces abdominal stretching, returning your body to its former, more desirable, sexy shape.
How Does Liposuction Complement a Tummy Tuck in Fredericksburg, VA?
At the start of your tummy tuck surgery, your surgeon first performs liposuction throughout the abdominal area to eliminate excess fat. A tiny tube, known as a cannula, is inserted through small incisions in the abdomen, and the fat cells are removed with an aspirator.
Once the fat has been removed, the tummy tuck is then performed, removing excess tissue and skin, and tightening the abdominal muscles, resulting in a flatter, firmer abdominal profile.
What Are the Benefits of Adding Liposuction to Your Tummy Tuck?
The most significant benefit of adding liposuction to your tummy tuck is that exercise- and diet-resistant fat can be removed during the same procedure where loose skin is tightened, and stretched muscles are repaired.
Scheduling only one surgery with just one recovery period and less overall downtime is an excellent benefit for someone with a busy schedule.
Finally, when your tummy tuck is combined with liposuction, body contouring results are maximized. Removing excess fat and stretched loose skin at the same time is often the most efficient and effective approach in getting ready for that new bathing suit!
How Do You Decide to Add Liposuction to Your Tummy Tuck?
Learn how you can combine these two procedures during your initial consultation with your surgeon at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg in Virginia. The result of this meeting will be a fully individualized surgery plan to suit your anatomy and the desired result. Schedule a personal consultation online or by calling (540) 371-7730 today!