Can I have liposuction at the same time as a tummy tuck?
Oftentimes when a patient comes in for a cosmetic consultation regarding the abdomen, the issue of liposuction is also raised. At the time of the consultation we will evaluate the abdomen, as well as the flanks and hip areas. Depending upon what is seen on exam, liposuction may be recommended at the same time. There are certain areas along the abdomen, flanks and hips where liposuction can be donesafely to improve the overall aesthetic result. There are certain areas along the trunk where liposuction is considered a “danger zone” as far as it may affect the blood supply and healing of the abdominoplasty skin flaps. At the time of the consultation we will go over these areas specifically with the patient and explain what can and cannot be done safely in one surgical setting.Back to Blog home