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Can Liposuction and a Tummy Tuck Be Performed at the Same Time?


When it comes to achieving a flatter belly, most people opt for liposuction and a tummy tuck, the ultimate body contouring procedures. Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures of all time, with the ability to remove stubborn pockets of fat from almost anywhere on the body. On the other hand, a tummy tuck is an amazing procedure that can repair loosened abdominal muscles, and remove excess skin responsible for perpetually protruding bellies. You can actually pair these two incredible body-contouring procedures to get the best possible results.

Can I Get Them Done at the Same Time?

You can absolutely get your liposuction and tummy tuck done at the same time. Pairing a tummy tuck with liposuction is a great way to target fat on the abdomen and sculpt your midsection with as much precision as possible. In the combined procedure, liposuction will use a small metal tube called a cannula to extract excess subcutaneous fat on the upper abdomen and waistline, and the tummy tuck will remove loose excess skin and tighten abdominal muscles.

A Perfect Match

A tummy tuck is the perfect procedure for narrowing the waist or flattening the belly, but alone it can’t precisely target those deposits of fat that contribute to a protruding stomach. Likewise, liposuction can expertly remove stubborn pockets of fat, but it can’t exactly remove excess skin or tighten a loose abdominal wall. In fact, using liposuction without great skin elasticity might just exacerbate the problem of loose skin. Combining the procedures is the best way to cover all your bases and achieve a beautifully athletic and toned stomach.

Combining tummy tuck and liposuction is a treatment that’s greater than the sum of its parts. Dr. Sato always includes liposuction to the upper abdomen and waistline in her tummy tuck in order to deliver the best possible result.

To ensure your results are as flawless as possible, you should choose an esteemed board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Sato who is an expert on body contouring procedures. Contact the offices of Dr. Sato now, for a consultation on the combined liposuction and tummy tuck.