Combining a tummy tuck and liposuction in one body contouring procedure – often referred to as lipoabdominoplasty – is common practice due to their complementary natures. A tummy tuck works to tighten up lax skin and strengthen the core, whilst liposuction removes stubborn fat deposits and adds the final touches of definition to the abdomen.
If you are curious as to why you should combine a tummy tuck and liposuction, this article will explore the two procedures in more detail. Our goal is to help you understand the benefits that combining these two procedures can bring.
The CREO Clinic’s Medical Director, Dr. Omar Tillo, is a highly experienced specialist in the body contouring field, accomplished in the art of producing natural-looking transformations via tummy tucks and liposuction. Having successfully combined the procedures many times, Dr. Tillo has developed a particular skill set, that allows him to achieve the highest standard of results, and ensure a holistic, long-term restoration of the abdomen.
Contact the CREO Clinic today and discover how a combined tummy tuck and liposuction could transform your abdomen.
5 Benefits of Combining a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction
A More Comprehensive Aesthetic Improvement
As standalone procedures, both a tummy tuck and liposuction can have significant impact on the abdomen, but in combination you can create a holistic transformation of the midsection. The combined surgeries help produce a comprehensive abdominal contour by removing lax or excess skin, tightening up your loose or separated abdominal muscles, and fat removal.
Can Combine with Even More Procedures with Fat Harvesting
Undergoing liposuction allows for the possibility of fat harvesting – this can be used for other aesthetic enhancements via fat transfer. This consists of transferring the autologous fat to add volume in other areas of the body, such as for a BBL or breast augmentation.
Produces an Improved Contour
The multifaceted approach of adding liposuction to a tummy tuck means Dr. Tillo is able to flatten and firm up the stomach via abdominoplasty, then create a high definition contour using targeted liposuction. The addition of liposuction, or abdominal etching HD liposuction, enhances the final contour and stomach shape produced by a tummy tuck, better achieving your ideal body shape
More Efficient Recovery Periods
One of the most important benefits of combining plastic surgery procedures is the combined recovery period. Undergoing a tummy tuck means that the combined procedure will only have one period of recovery – usually at least 12 weeks (the length of the normal tummy tuck recovery).
More Cost Effective
Combining a tummy tuck with liposuction is more cost-effective than having two separate procedures – this is because you avoid having to pay twice for the surgeon’s fees, use of the facilities, and anaesthetic.
What to Expect from Combining a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction
What you can expect from a lipoabdominoplasty depends on the type of tummy tuck and the type of liposuction performed. You may be undergoing a mini tummy tuck, full tummy tuck, extended tummy tuck, or fleur-de-lis tummy tuck. This can also be combined with liposuction, or Lipo 360, which provides a full 360° definition around the abdomen.
A mini tummy tuck makes an incision across the bikini line and removes a small amount of loose skin. A full tummy tuck makes this same incision, but also an incision coming around the belly button and down to the bikini line before making excisions of lax skin and tightening up the abdominal muscle tissue, if necessary. At this stage, liposuction is performed to fine tune the final contour of the stomach.
Different tummy tuck incisions lead to different tummy tuck scars, so be sure to read our blog especially dedicated to the topic to find out more.
Do You Need Liposuction After Getting a Tummy Tuck?
It is not necessary to undergo liposuction after getting a tummy tuck, but many patients choose to do so in order to give their stomachs the extra definition liposuction provides. If you have excess pockets of fat that need to be addressed, it may be a simpler, more cost efficient option to simply combine the two procedures together.
Is Getting Liposuction with a Tummy Tuck Worth It?
Many of our patients find that combining liposuction with a tummy tuck is a highly rewarding experience that leaves them feeling satisfied with the long-term transformation of the stomach. Combined tummy tuck and liposuction offers patients the chance to see a flatter, smoother abdomen that looks natural both in and out of clothes.
Consult a Plastic Surgeon for More Information
Should you wish to enjoy the benefits of a combined tummy tuck and liposuction body surgery, book an initial consultation with our experienced Medical Director, Dr. Omar Tillo, who can offer insights into how these body contouring procedures could re-sculpt your stomach and address concerns about lax skin and excess fat.