Combining Liposuction and a Tummy Tuck
Stubborn pockets of abdominal fat, sagging abdominal skin, and weakened abdominal muscles are just some of the main concerns of men and women who seek Dr. Cortes’ expertise in body contouring here at our Houston tummy tuck practice.
While their concerns have one thing in common — that is significantly improve the appearance of their abdominal region, patients who come in for the first time for consultation are often confused about which body contouring procedure suits them well. Should they have a tummy tuck? Or a liposuction? Should they do both perhaps?
Understanding What Each Procedure Does
First of all, it may be best to figure out first what each procedure is designed for. The primary goal of a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a firmer and flatter midsection by removing excess abdominal skin and tightening the underlying abdominal muscles. On the other hand, liposuction is mainly used to remove stubborn pockets of fat.
Combining Both Procedures is Possible!
Liposuction and a tummy tuck can definitely be done together! However, extra caution should be practiced so as not to disrupt the blood supply in the abdominal area. Disruption in the blood supply can lead to bleeding and consequently result to delayed healing.
Not a Weight Loss Procedure
Moreover, we would like to remind our patients here our practice that both liposuction and a tummy tuck are not weight loss procedures but are aids to helping you get that body shape you want. By and large, you need to be within or near your ideal weight before having either or both procedures.
To learn more about combining both tummy tuck and liposuction, call us at 713.234.6244 or fill out this contact form to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Cortes. We look forward to your visit!