Men and women suffer from the same thing these days, they are unhappy with the shape of their bodies. They have stubborn pockets of fat and loose skin hanging from their abdomen. Their bodies have aged and the fat that resides in their midsection is no longer responding to diet and exercise as it once did in their younger days, so the best way to improve their body contour is with cosmetic surgery. Liposuction or tummy tucks are the common choices for body contouring, and for some only one technique is necessary while others can choose both to help them achieve their desired results. Combining the two procedures into one is known as lipoabdominoplasty, which addresses excess fat and skin on the belly. Patients can choose to be treated with this bundled procedure to achieve the best body contouring results that they imagined.
How is Lipoabdominoplasty Different from Each Procedure?
Liposuction can reduce fat from the abdomen, hips, flanks, waist, back and other troubled areas with fatty deposits. The fat is removed after making incisions in the target areas and a cannula instrument is inserted to remove the fat cells from the body. The goal is to reshape the proportion of the body and enhance body contour.
Tummy tucks, known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen. The procedure corrects the abdominal walls, trims and tightens the skin and removes excess fatty tissue to improve the lower abdomen contour.
Together these procedures offer superior results that cannot be achieved with one procedure alone. At East Lake Cosmetic Surgery, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nojan Talebzadeh, can perform this specialty procedure for those suffering from excess fat and skin.
Candidates of Lipoabdominoplasty
Men and women who are healthy will see enhanced results by combining liposuction and abdominoplasty. Patients who desire to see a flatter and firmer stomach are suitable for the procedure, and if Dr. Talebzadeh believes that the patient can benefit from combination procedure he will approve. Ideal candidates for liposuction with tummy tuck include:
- Men or women with a protruding belly
- Women, post-pregnancy, who have had their last child
- Patients who want tighter abdominals and reduced fat from the abdomen
- Patients with realistic and specific goals for body contouring
Advantages of Combining Liposuction and Tummy Tuck
The surgical procedure itself is a benefit in itself as it lowers complication rates and shortens recovery time following surgery. It is a procedure that is efficient for the surgeon as well, by allowing him to perform the procedures safely all in one visit. Benefits of combining liposuction and tummy tuck include:
- Improved abdominal shape
- Enhanced results for patients post-weight loss
- Minimal signs of scarring
- Reduction of fat cells and less excess skin
- Less swelling, bruising and pain experienced post-surgery
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, combining liposuction and abdominoplasty yield the best results. Patients took part in a study and nearly 100 percent of them were satisfied with the results of combining the procedures. Overall, 98 percent of patients who underwent liposuction plus tummy tuck said they would complete the surgery again for the quality that was received. Combining the surgeries was reported to improve 70 percent of patients’ quality of life and improved nearly 90 percent of patients’ self-esteem.
Book Your Consultation
If you have excess skin and fat residing in the abdominal region and cannot reduce their presence with diet and exercise then lipoabdominoplasty may be the solution for you. By combining liposuction and abdominoplasty together patients can experience enhanced results in their midsection. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Talebzadeh at East Lake Cosmetic Surgery, in San Diego/Chula Vista. He can evaluate your body and determine if one procedure or combining them are beneficial for you. Achieve your aesthetic goals quicker and experience results that you deserve.