A tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure popular with women and men who struggle with a loose, sagging or bulging belly. Causes range from pregnancy, the natural aging process, and losing a significant amount of weight. Liposuction and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) are two popular aesthetic surgeries in South Florida and throughout the United States. There are times when it makes sense to combine the two. In fact, having them done together is becoming more and more popular. Here’s why:
When you sit down to talk with your surgeon about a tummy tuck, the topic of adding liposuction is sure to come up. For some patients, combining the two operations creates outstanding results that will meet or exceed the aesthetic goals of many women and men. The first place to start the conversation is by understanding what each procedure does.
A tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure designed to reinforce the abdominal wall and remove excess skin that sags. Many mothers choose to have this surgery after their childbearing days are over to reverse the effects pregnancy had on their abdomen. It is also a useful procedure for patients who have stretched out their abdominal tissue by significant weight fluctuations.
This body contouring procedure eliminates unwanted fat but does not address loose skin. No matter how dedicated you may have been to your diet and workout routine, you may have stubborn fat that refuses to leave. Liposuction removes fat cells permanently, never to return.
Why Combine the Two?
The best reason to have the two surgeries together is to tackle the problem of loose skin and excess fat in one blow. Your results will be realized quicker, and you will enjoy the benefits as soon as possible.
Then there’s the hidden benefit of maintaining a better posture. Without fat bulges and excess skin to carry around, patients tend to stand straighter. They’re more comfortable in clothing, and experiencing success inspires them to remain faithful to diet and exercise.
Want to Learn More?
If you would like more information about combining liposuction and a tummy tuck, Dr. Cooper would like to talk to you. The process is simple. Request a consultation online to meet with Dr. Cooper, or call our office at 561-406-6574 to schedule an appointment.