Combining Your Tummy Tuck with Liposuction

Plastic Surgery for New York City (NYC), Manhattan and all of New York (NY)

Losing weight is supposed to make you look healthier while boosting your self-confidence. If you lose a great deal of weight, however, you may find that your belly, thighs, buttocks, and other areas of your body now have loose skin that wasn't there before. Needless to say, this isn't the look you were hoping for. To fully get back your tight, skinny body, you may get better results by combining a tummy tuck with a liposuction procedure.

Both tummy tucks and liposuction are surgeries designed to tighten skin and remove excess fat cells after weight loss, but both have some limitations as well. Liposuction is good at removing stubborn fat deposits all over the body, but not so good at getting rid of loose skin. Tummy tucks can tighten and firm up the skin all around your torso, but can't do much for fat deposits in other areas of your body. Together, the two surgeries complement each other.

In 2013, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released a paper by one of its members that compared the results of a combined liposuction/tummy tuck surgery to the results of individual surgeries. The paper found there were several advantages to combining the tummy tuck and liposuction surgeries, including:

  • A single recovery period, rather than two separate recoveries
  • Fewer risks for surgical complications
  • Lower risk of seratomas
  • Reduced blood loss
  • More dramatic and noticeable results

When scientific evidence and patient testimonials both tell us that a combined tummy tuck and liposuction procedure is more likely to produce the best possible results, it's something you may want to keep in mind when planning your own surgery.

To find out more about procedures you can combine with liposuction, contact Park Plaza Plastic Surgery today. Our surgeon, Dr. George Lefkovits, has been practicing plastic surgery in New York City for over thirty years, and will give you the time and personal attention you require. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Lefkovits, call (212) 750-9494.