If you’ve finally decided to get a tummy tuck to address the skin laxity and lack of definition in your abdominal region, adding liposuction to your comprehensive treatment plan could maximize your results. At Widder Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shlomo Widder often recommends making liposuction one of your overall body contouring goals because of the excellent results and benefits it offers. The primary difference between the two procedures is that a tummy tuck addresses loose skin and weakened abdominal muscles, whereas liposuction can address excess subcutaneous fat in many areas of the body.
Here are some reasons to consider asking Dr. Widder if including liposuction in your body rejuvenation treatment plan may be right for you.
Achieve a More Contoured Look
Because a tummy tuck only addresses skin and muscle issues, not fat deposits, using liposuction to remove stubborn pockets of fat can provide balance to your results. Remember, before your tummy tuck or liposuction procedure, it’s best if you are already at or near your ideal weight, as neither procedure is a weight loss alternative.
Liposuction can help reduce exercise-resistant fat deposits, while abdominoplasty tightens damaged muscles and removes skin that has become overly stretched due to significant weight loss or pregnancy. This combination creates an overall more cohesive figure than might be possible with one stand-alone procedure. Also, it gives you a nicer belly button, narrower waist, and improves your body posture.
Address Multiple Areas of the Body
Your tummy tuck can reveal a firmer, more toned abdomen by tightening muscles and removing loose skin. However, depending on your specific goals and body shape, getting liposuction after your abdominoplasty could address problem areas like your abdomen, flanks, hips and thighs. Moms who are looking to get their pre-baby body back or those who have lost a significant amount of weight and want to add some finishing touches to their aesthetic can be excellent candidates for this treatment plan.
What to Expect From a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction
During a tummy tuck, Dr. Widder will tighten the abdominal muscle fascia, or the connective tissue layer that covers the muscles, to create a more toned look. Then, he will surgically remove excess fat and skin cells from the belly. Through this procedure, he can resolve loose, hanging skin that has been distorted by weight changes or childbirth.
Since Dr. Widder prioritizes patient safety, he does not perform abdominoplasty and liposuction in one procedure due to the elevated risk of complications. Instead, Dr. Widder will formulate a larger targeted body rejuvenation treatment plan to meet all your goals, with the utmost attention to your wellness and recovery.
Take the Next Step on Your Aesthetic Journey
If you’d like to learn more, or would like to discuss your body contouring options with a trusted expert, please contact Widder Plastic Surgery by calling (703) 506-0300 or contact us through our website to schedule your personalized consultation with Dr. Widder today!