There are so many thoughts and questions running through your mind when you’re planning surgery such as a tummy tuck that it can be overwhelming. Let me help break one down for you.
Lots of people wonder whether or not their tummy tuck should include lipo, so read on to learn more and make the right decision for you.
Let’s Talk about Tummy Tucks
Tummy tucks are typically considered one of the most effective body contouring procedures for reshaping and tightening the skin around the stomach. After pregnancy, some women may be unhappy with loose skin around their abdomen and/or the scar left by having a C-section.
Tummy tucks aren’t just for mothers, though. Anyone who has experienced extreme weight loss may also be a potential candidate for this type of surgery if they’re looking to remove excess skin and/or fat or improve their appearance.
Take a Look at Liposuction
The best, and only, way to know for sure whether including lipo with your tummy tuck would be beneficial to you is to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
When deciding whether your tummy tuck should include lipo, keep in mind that liposuction is minimally invasive and is still one of the best body contouring procedures available today. This procedure is done in order to smooth problem areas such as the arms, thighs, buttocks, or abdomen and to remove stubborn pockets of fat that remain after losing weight with a healthy diet and exercise.
Upgrade to a Combo
Though a tummy tuck does not have to include lipo, when you pair them together, you may have a better chance at achieving the results you’re aiming for. Your tummy tuck will correct loose abdominal skin and muscle while the liposuction takes it a step further and contours the area to help accentuate the effects of your tummy tuck. It’s kind of like the cosmetic surgery version of the circle of life.