Can I have liposuction at the same time as a tummy tuck?
Oftentimes, when a patient comes in for a cosmetic consultation regarding weakened abdominal muscles, excess skin, or sagging skin, the issue of liposuction for exercise-resistant fat and unwanted fat is also raised. At the time of the consultation, we will evaluate the abdominal wall, belly fat, and abdominal skin as well as loose skin in the flanks and hips. Depending upon what is seen during your exam, a combination of surgical procedures non surgical options may be recommended. A tummy tuck and liposuction may be recommended at the same time if you have recently experienced significant weight loss. There are certain areas along the body, such as the flanks and hips where liposuction can be done safely to improve excess fat and provide optimal body contouring results. There are certain areas along the trunk where body contouring procedures are considered a “danger zone” since it may affect the blood supply and the skin flaps from tummy tucks. At the time of the consultation, our board-certified plastic surgeon will address excess skin and stubborn fat specifically with the patient and explain what can and cannot be done safely for your stomach and abdominal area in one body contouring procedure.Back to Blog home