Should You Add Liposuction to Your Tummy Tuck?

When you consider aesthetic surgery, you should know it often makes sense to combine two procedures. Having tandem surgeries makes even more sense in body contouring addressing excess fat and skin. 

A tummy tuck aims to reshape and reinforce the abdominal area for a lean tummy with a tight skin surface. Here’s why it makes sense to combine liposuction and abdominoplasty to get the best results possible. 

Achieve Your Ideal Contours

Because abdominoplasty only addresses muscle and skin issues, employing liposuction to remove unwanted fat deposits will provide a balanced benefit. It is critical to be at or close to your optimal weight before considering the operation. Neither abdominoplasty nor liposuction is a weight-loss option. 

Target Multiple Sites

Abdominoplasty alone addresses loose abdominal muscles and sagging skin to deliver a more toned, firmer abdomen. But what if other areas like the thighs, back, and hips have excess fat bulges? In that case, liposuction can bring better balance to these adjoining areas when combined with a tummy tuck. 

Mothers looking to get their pre-pregnancy body back or who have experienced significant weight loss may have excess skin over the abdomen. Here, combining the procedures will help add the finishing touches to their body shaping goals. 

Reduce Recovery and Downtime

Another added perk of combining these two procedures is that there is only one recovery period necessary. Everyone heals at a different pace, but recovery for combined abdominoplasty and liposuction can be relatively akin to a tummy tuck on its own.

Hidden Health Benefits

Excess fat and skin often lead to poor posture. The advantages of combining liposuction with your tummy tuck may help you enjoy the benefit of standing straighter and more erect. Without excess skin and fat in the abdominal area, some patients report a better posture as a result. 

You will feel less embarrassed to wear form-fitting exercise gear and will be more likely to wear it in public settings such as the gym. When carrying around excess skin and fat, exercise becomes more restrictive and awkward. But when you feel more comfortable in your body, you may become more active. 

Tummy Tuck in Vancouver

When picking a surgeon for a tummy tuck, your surgeon must have the correct credentials, qualifications, and years of experience. Dr. Eric Pugash attracts his patients with over 30 years of experience helping women and men look their best. His credentials are stellar, as are his fully accredited surgery facilities and exceptional surgical team. He has earned a reputation for his masterful techniques, excellent operative skill, and calm, stress-free manner.

If you are interested in a tummy tuck with or without liposuction, contact Dr. Eric Pugash to book a consultation today.