We all know that diet and exercise are the keys to a healthy lifestyle and a slender, toned figure. However, our bodies don’t always respond how we want them to, leaving us with stubborn fat pockets, loose skin, slack abdominal muscles, or other problem areas that can affect our self-image and confidence.
If you’re considering a tummy tuck to help you reach your body contouring goals, you might consider adding liposuction to your procedure. Combined, liposuction and a tummy tuck may offer a better solution to slimming your waistline and flattening your stomach.
Liposuction or Tummy Tuck? What’s the Difference?
While tummy tucks and liposuction are both body contouring procedures that can slim the waistline, they do not address the same issues.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, addresses the issues caused by loose or excess skin and slack or separated abdominal muscles that won’t respond to diet or exercise. Tummy tucks result in a flatter, more toned abdomen. However, tummy tucks don’t always address the issue of stubborn fat, such as love handles, in the same area.
Liposuction is a body contouring procedure for the permanent reduction of subcutaneous fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. The result is decreased fat in specific locations on your body, including love handles, hips, thighs, and belly. However, liposuction alone cannot tackle issues like excess skin or lax muscles.
When combined, the procedure is called lipoabdominoplasty. While it’s not a weight loss procedure, it does provide the perfect balance to a healthy diet and exercise routine in helping you reach your aesthetic goals.
The Benefits of Adding Liposuction to Your Tummy Tuck
By including liposuction with your tummy tuck, you’ll only have to experience one surgery and a single recovery time; thus, you’ll eliminate the risks of repeated surgical procedures. Adding liposuction to your tummy tuck means you’ll be managing the issue of stubborn fat and repairing lax abdominal muscles at the same time.
Although both procedures can slim your waistline on their own, a combined lipoabdominoplasty procedure can maximize your results. You’ll achieve a slimmer, more toned waistline than either operation can provide alone.
Combining liposuction with your tummy tuck procedure makes financial sense. By including liposuction and tummy tuck, you’ll save the expense of having separate surgeries.
Choosing Dr. Kristopher Hamwi as Your Liposuction and Tummy Tuck Provider
The aim of body contouring procedures is to help you reach your aesthetic goals, but they should only be performed by experienced, board-certified physicians. Choosing a qualified aesthetic plastic surgeon is not only important for your optimal results but also for your healthy recovery.
Board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. Kristopher Hamwi wants to help you maximize your body contouring results realistically, safely, and as cost-effectively as possible. Dr. Hamwi pairs his unparalleled expertise with his passion for helping patients regain self-esteem through aesthetic plastic surgery. With Dr. Hamwi, you’ll feel prepared, comfortable, and empowered to make informed decisions about your procedures.
See for yourself why countless women and men choose to partner with Dr. Hamwi for their transformative tummy tuck surgery. You can contact Florida Plastic Surgery online or call 941-800-2000 today to get started!