If you are considering getting an abdominoplasty, you may want to consider combining it with liposuction. These procedures can create a slimmer, toned appearance together than when done alone. During your consultation with your doctor at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of Maryland, ask about combining a tummy tuck with liposuction.  

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tucks are surgeries designed to remove excess, loose skin and fatty tissue on the abdomen while tightening weakened muscles. There are three main types of tummy tucks the standard, the mini tummy tuck, and the extended tummy tuck. These each help to remove excess skin and fat but the extent is different for each type. 

The tummy tuck procedure is done under general anesthesia and takes around two to five hours to complete. Patients can go home afterward to start their recovery. Initial recovery takes about two weeks, while the full recovery period can take up to eight weeks. 

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a technique where a surgical tool is used in the area where the patient wants to get rid of unwanted fat such as the thighs, flanks, or buttocks. The cannula breaks up the fat for it to be suctioned out. Nowadays, there are many variants of the liposuction procedure. All of which helps to remove fat safely and effectively. Your surgeon will recommend the best liposuction option for you based on your personal goals and concerns. 

Joining liposuction and abdominoplasty is ideal for many patients. They can not only reduce the unwanted fat in their abdomen but get rid of other areas of excess fat simultaneously.

Why Have Them Together?

Though liposuction doesn’t remove excess skin the way a tummy tuck does, it can remove some of the fat that the tummy tuck won’t. At the same time, loose skin can be trimmed away and abdominal muscles repaired. The recovery time from a combination of liposuction and tummy tuck is reduced than if a patient wanted to get these two procedures done separately. 

Call Dr. Ashruf For More Information

If you’re interested in a combination of tummy tuck and liposuction, don’t hesitate to call Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of Maryland for a consultation with Dr. Ashruf. He will walk you through the procedures and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.