Medically reviewed by Mr. Omar Tillo — MD, MS, EBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast)
The combination of cosmetic procedures can provide comprehensive body contouring results for patients. For patients wishing to tone their entire midsection, integrating a tummy tuck with 360 liposuction can provide a dramatic transformation.
In this article, we will discuss the procedure in depth so that you can best understand if this could be the best treatment for your body.
Tummy Tuck and Liposuction
An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a body contouring procedure to flatten and tone the stomach by removing excess, loose skin and fat from the abdomen. Although a tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure, it also has the added benefit of tightening weak abdominal muscles, which can help to address associated physical health concerns like urinary incontinence and back pain.
Liposuction, clinically referred to as suction-assisted lipectomy, is a cosmetic surgery to remove excess fat deposits from targeted areas to sculpt the body and add definition. Lipo 360 is a variation of liposuction that removes fat across the entire circumference of the midsection. This includes the upper and lower abdomen, the flanks, and the mid-to-lower back (four areas of liposuction).
A 360 tummy tuck is a type of tummy tuck combining a standard abdominoplasty with 360 liposuction to create dramatic body contouring results.
- A 360 tummy tuck removes excess skin from the abdominal region while also removing fat deposits via liposuction across the entire midsection, flattening and toning the area.
- A 360 tummy tuck also uses liposuction to remove any stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be removed with diet and exercise alone.
- A 360 tummy tuck can also address health concerns associated with weakened abdominal muscles, such as urinary incontinence, bad posture, and chronic back pain.
The price of a 360 tummy tuck at the CREO Clinic starts at £17,900. As a 360 tummy tuck is an individualised treatment, the exact cost will only be determined following a one-to-one consultation with our body contouring plastic surgeon, Dr Omar Tillo, where a full price breakdown will be provided.
A 360 tummy tuck involves the completion of liposuction to target fat deposits, then an abdominoplasty to remove excess skin.
During liposuction, small incisions are made in the targeted areas A suction cannula is then inserted to break up and remove the excess fat deposits.
After this, an incision along the lower abdomen across the bikini line and around the belly button. After this, any excess skin is removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened, if necessary. Finally, the incisions are closed and the skin is tightened with a repositioned belly button, if necessary, to produce a natural-looking tummy.
360 Tummy Tuck vs. Abdominoplasty
A 360 tummy tuck involves the removal of excess skin from the abdominal region, like that in a standard abdominoplasty. However, it also involves liposuction to remove excess fat deposits, creating more comprehensive body contouring results.
As a 360 tummy tuck is a more comprehensive procedure, the recovery time is often slower than that of a traditional abdominoplasty. In general, patients are usually able to recommence light, daily activities 2 weeks after surgery, including a return to work. However, patients must wait 6 weeks for more intensive activities like exercise.
Patients will also need to wear a compression garment during the first six weeks after surgery. This helps to minimise swelling while also contouring the area.
360 Tummy Tuck Scars
Scarring from a 360 tummy tuck is present where incisions are made across the lower abdomen and navel, as well as at the liposuction sites. However, liposuction scars are small, and the tummy tuck scars are often hidden by underwear and the natural contours of the navel. Overall, scarring from both procedures will fade over time.
After your 360 tummy tuck, you will immediately notice your flatter midsection as the excess, drooping skin and fat deposits will have been removed. However, you will have to wait for swelling to completely dissipate to see the full results of your surgeries. This can take up to 6-12 weeks for liposuction and 6-12 months for full tummy tuck results. After this, you will be able to enjoy the full effect of your newly taut tummy.
Ideal Candidate for 360 Tummy Tuck
During a consultation, our surgeon will perform a full assessment to determine your suitability for a 360 tummy tuck procedure. Generally, men and women in good health who are seeking to flatten and tone their midsection are good candidates for a 360 tummy tuck.
However, to maintain the results achieved through surgery, patients are advised to wait until they have reached their desired weight through diet and exercise. In addition, women should wait until after their final pregnancy.
Schedule a Consultation with CREO Clinic Today
If you are looking to tone your entire midsection, you may wish to undergo a 360 tummy tuck. At the CREO Clinic, Dr Omar Tillo has amassed much experience conducting this procedure over his career as a specialised body contouring plastic surgeon.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr Tillo, and get one step closer to the body of your dreams.