Many things can affect the way your tummy looks as the years go by. One such way is weight gain. No matter what you do, whether it be going to the gym and exercising or maintaining a healthy diet, there might be some stubborn fat that just will not go away. Some might consider liposuction, but there is also the problem of excess skin once the procedure is done. A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, can help with the excess skin left over from liposuction, so it might be wise to get both procedures done together.
While you can get a tummy tuck and liposuction together, they are two different procedures that might be wise to get to know. With a tummy tuck, the skin and underlying muscles are tightened.
Liposuction, on the other hand, is more involved. A doctor makes a small incision in the area you would like treated, in this case, the stomach. Then a small hollow tube called the cannula is inserted through the incision. The cannula is pulled back and forth to break up the fat, which is then sucked up once broken up.
If you opt to have both procedures done together, liposuction is performed first followed by the doctor tightening the excess loose skin around your tummy. This can save you time in many ways including the recovery process because there is only one. You also do not have to come back to the doctor’s office to get a tummy tuck after getting liposuction done.
If you are interested in getting both liposuction and a tummy tuck, we at the Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center can answer any questions or concerns you might have. It is a good idea to find out what the expected results are for your particular, individual case. You do not want to go into the procedure believing you will have certain results only to be disappointed after you recover. Our doctors will be able to work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. We will review your aesthetic concerns and goals to help you get the best possible results.
Besides tummy tuck and liposuction, we provide various other surgical and skin procedures that you might also want to consider. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. Soon you will be on your way to the look you always dreamed of and kiss that stubborn fat goodbye.