So you want a tummy tuck to give your midsection a new shape after losing weight or to repair your abdominal muscles after having children? If you want to get more out of your tummy tuck procedure, consider adding the body-sculpting treatment of liposuction to your surgery. The combination of the tummy tuck and liposuction can give you a shapelier final result. Dr. Mona Alqulali performs the tummy tuck and liposuction procedure as well as other body-reshaping surgeries.
Aren't Tummy Tucks and Liposuction the Same Thing?
No. Although many people use the terms interchangeably when talking about procedures to reshape the midsection, liposuction and the tummy tuck procedure are very different. However, together they can mean significant benefits for you.
Liposuction is a minimally invasive body-reshaping procedure that contours the midsection (and other body areas such as the thighs, upper arms, back and even the chin) by suctioning out stubborn - and often very frustrating - pockets of fat that do not respond to a healthy diet and exercise. Liposuction cannot treat separated abdominal muscles, tighten skin and remove large areas of extra tissue that can occur with weight gain and pregnancy.
The tummy tuck procedure, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure in which excess skin, fat and other tissue are surgically excised. During the tummy tuck procedure, abdominal muscles that have become loose or separated can be tightened to give your abdomen a more toned appearance. Skin is also pulled tight during the tummy tuck. The tummy tuck cannot remove fat from other body areas, such as the thighs or flanks.
Adding liposuction to your tummy tuck can give you better final results and more curves. Additionally, you will already be under general anesthesia, so combining the procedures means only one recovery time versus two if you choose to separate your treatments.
Are you considering a tummy tuck and want to find out if liposuction would benefit you, too? Call Dr. Alqulali today at 888-716-0559 for more information and to talk about the benefits of adding liposuction to your surgery.