If you are considering combining your tummy tuck surgery with a liposuction procedure and consult with a plastic surgeon, you will likely wish to have them together. Abdominoplasty in combination with liposuction -also named lipoabdominoplasty- provides enhanced results. Reading this article will help you make the best decision for yourself in terms of your personal situation.
Difference between tummy tuck and liposuction
Even though both tummy tuck and liposuction are similar treatments to slim the waistline and sometimes considered to be alternative of one another, they are not one and not the same.
Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that removes excess fat from body when subcutaneous fat does not respond to diet and/or exercise. Liposuction alone, helps get rid of back rolls and belly fat. However, liposuction procedure does not address removal of excess skin.
A tummy tuck removes excess skin and tightens loose abdominal muscles to achieve a better toned abdominal. However, if you have stubborn fat anda re bothered of it, tummy tuck may require to be supported with a liposuction procedure for the best result.
The benefits of tummy tuck in combination of liposuction
The most considerable benefit of having tummy tuck in combination of liposuction is that the fat which does not respond to exercise and/or diet can be removed while the loose skin gets tightened and muscle tissue is repaired. Thus, having one appointment an done recovery period only, will be another benefit of having tummy tuck and liposuction procedures together.
One other benefit of abdominoplasty plus liposuction is that the need for post-surgical drains can be eliminated. Also, recovery after lipoabdominoplasty usually takes less time than that of a single tummy tuck procedure.
Last but not least, having liposuction and tummy tuck surgeries together, maximizes the body contouring results that either of these procedures cannot achieve on their own.