Should You Add Liposuction to Your Tummy Tuck?

Liposuction and abdominoplasty are two of the most popular cosmetic improvements performed in the United States. And in many cases, they are done at the same time. In fact, combining the two procedures is becoming more common. Here’s why:

Recovery is Shorter

If you were to have the two surgeries at separate times, you would spend more time under anesthesia, more time in the surgery room, and more time at home healing. When you combine the two enhancements, it stands to reason your recovery time will be less as you heal from both surgeries concurrently. 

Most of us have busy schedules and don’t have the time to take off for extended downtimes. This is why it makes sense to combine liposuction and a tummy tuck, so you have more time to get on with your life.

Results are Enhanced

Sagging, loose skin is an unwanted consequence of pregnancy or weight loss. While decreasing stubborn fat through liposuction will help reduce body bulges, it does not address excess skin. On the other hand, a tummy tuck is an optimal cosmetic surgery to support the abdominal wall and remove excess skin.

Hidden Health Benefits

With excess skin and fat often comes poor posture. The advantages of a combined tummy tuck and liposuction procedure may help you enjoy the added benefit of standing straighter and more erect. Without excess fat and skin in the abdominal area, some of our patients report better posture as a result. 

When patients feel more comfortable putting on their workout gear, they are prone to wear it more and go to the gym. This benefit is not just psychological but physical as well. When carrying around excess fat and skin, exercise becomes more uncomfortable, restricting movement. When people feel comfortable in their bodies, they become more active.

Other Procedures to Consider

Of course, liposuction and a tummy tuck are not the only operations patients can do simultaneously. A mommy makeover, breast surgery, thigh lift, or Brazilian butt lift are also procedures that can be blended for the same reasons. It all depends on what you feel comfortable with and the corrections you want to entertain.

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

If you are considering combining body sculpting procedures, you will want to choose your surgeon well. One who has ample training and experience in performing the operations you need.  To begin your search, you will need to start with board-certified surgeons. They are held to the highest medical standards. 

Dr. David Dreyfuss has over 20 years of experience helping his patients in the greater Chicago area look fantastic with safe and effective treatments. If you would like to learn more about the cosmetic treatments he offers, surgical or non-surgical, please contact his office today.  

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