Do I Need Both Liposuction and a Tummy Tuck?

Interested in a tummy tuck procedure, but don’t know if you should get liposuction done as well?

Check out our guide to the benefits of combining liposuction with a tummy tuck, including how to tell if you should combine the two procedures.

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The Benefits of Combining Liposuction with a Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck – also known as an abdominoplasty – is a surgical procedure that helps correct abdominal wall damage that may have been caused by pregnancy, injury, or even just getting older. During the tummy tuck, your plastic surgeon fixes the abdominal muscles and removes excess skin, leading to a more contoured and flatter stomach. The tummy tuck procedure is an excellent choice for candidates who may have a stomach pooch that won’t go away even with diet and exercise.

However, an abdominoplasty procedure doesn’t really target the layer of fat that may be preventing you from showing off your new results. That’s why we recommend combining liposuction with a tummy tuck, as it helps ensure patients can truly enjoy their tummy tuck results. 

Best of all, you don’t need a separate surgery; your plastic surgeon can remove the layer of stomach fat immediately after repairing the abdominal muscles.

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Should You Combine the Two Procedures?

How do you know if you should combine your tummy tuck with liposuction?

While every patient is different, we usually recommend combining the two procedures based on the following signs:

  • The patient is unable to lose stomach fat, even with rigorous diet and exercise
  • The stomach has a noticeable pooch appearance
  • The patient is within 30 pounds of his or her ideal weight

All patients should be healthy nonsmokers who are committed to maintaining their results!

I had a tummy tuck with liposuction done by Dr Bull. I am totally happy with my results. I am only 6 weeks post op and I have already dropped 2 sizes in my jeans. After loosing 57 lbs. I was having a hard time buying pants because of my waistline. If the waist fit, the legs were baggy and made me look heavy. My pouchy belly was just awful. So glad to see it gone forever! I feel 20 yrs younger. Dr Bull and his staff are excellant.

 

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Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

Want to learn more about the benefits of combining liposuction with a tummy tuck procedure? To schedule your consultation with Dr. John Bull, please fill out the form on this page or call The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa in Naperville, IL, at 630-405-5342.

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