While not technically a part of the standard tummy tuck procedure, liposuction often is appended to abdominoplasty to enhance the result and provide additional contouring of the stomach and sides of the body. Not everyone requires the additional fat removal; however, Dr. Neal Goldberg, our extensively trained plastic surgeon, can utilize this technique as needed and to the degree necessary to optimize your outcome. If you’re considering tummy tuck surgery, a consultation with Dr. Goldberg can help you determine if liposuction may be able to help achieve your cosmetic goals.
There are many reasons to add liposuction to your procedure, even if you are close to or at your desired weight. Liposuction is not intended to be a weight loss method but primarily a body contouring modality that enhances the aesthetic appeal of the silhouette. Clothes often fit better and the desirable “hourglass figure” can become more pronounced after a small amount of reshaping along the waist and hips. Tummy tuck surgery often is popular among young moms, and the addition of liposuction can help to restore the pre-pregnancy figure with beautiful, natural-looking results.
On the other hand, if you’re considering liposuction alone but are concerned that the extent of fat removal necessary could result in skin laxity, combining liposuction and tummy tuck may provide a better effect than liposuction alone. During your initial consultation with Dr. Goldberg, he will recommend a treatment or combination of treatments customized to suit your anatomic needs and aesthetic goals.
For more information about liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, and other body contouring options, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Goldberg, please contact us today.