Whether you have had children that weakened your abdominal wall or have excess skin as the result of significant weight loss, a tummy tuck may be the perfect procedure for you. A tummy tuck will strengthen those loose muscles and trim away excess fat, but is that really enough to help you achieve your body contour goals? Will a tummy tuck with liposuction be more beneficial in the long run?
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure that removes excess fat and skin in the tummy, while also helping to restore weakened muscles. The goal of a tummy tuck is to create a smoother and firmer abdominal profile, giving you the body contours you are looking for.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a procedure that targets areas of stubborn fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. While it is not a form of weight loss, it does allow the surgeon to remove areas of fat and improve your body’s shape and contour. Liposuction allows you to target areas around the abdomen, such as the love handles.
The Benefits of Combining Procedures
Combining abdominoplasty and lipo allows you to target stubborn areas of fat, excess skin, and weakened muscles all in one procedure, allowing your surgeon to deliver the curves and contours you are really looking for. In addition to helping you achieve more contoured results, combining a tummy tuck with liposuction reduces your recovery and downtime as it is all completed together instead of two separate procedures. Combining the two is also more cost-effective as you will only have one procedure.
If you are considering a tummy tuck, Dr. Kobienia and his team can help you determine if adding liposuction will help you better achieve your overall body contour goals. To learn more about abdominoplasty and lipo, call (612) 930-1111 to schedule your consultation.