No matter how much you diet or exercise, it may prove impossible to achieve the physical results you want. If you’re looking for a toned and tight abdomen and removal of excess skin and fatty tissue, a tummy tuck and liposuction combination fits the bill. Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Donald Hause can provide you with the firm abdomen and contoured body you desire by performing both procedures at the same time.
About Tummy Tuck
With a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, excess skin and fat are removed from the abdomen and weakened muscles are tightened. The result is a firmer, smoother stomach. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia.
Tummy tuck candidates are often those who have lost weight and are left with loose skin that cannot be treated with strenuous dieting and exercising. Candidates may be former weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) patients or moms that want to help their bodies look the way they did before childbearing. Keep in mind that most women must wait up to a year after delivery to undergo a tummy tuck, as their abdomen requires stabilization post-pregnancy.
It’s best to wait until you have finished having children before undergoing a tummy tuck. If you want to lose a substantial amount of weight in the future, it’s a good idea to postpone the surgery until you’ve reached your weight loss goal and have maintained the weight for at least a year.
Combining Tummy Tuck with Liposuction
Tummy tuck is often combined with liposuction to further improve the body’s contours. Liposuction involves suctioning excess fat from various body areas, including the stomach, hips and buttocks. The procedure helps your body look proportionate. The surgeon removes the unwanted body fat by making tiny incisions in the area containing fat and then loosening the fat cells via the use of a thin tube called a cannula. A small suction device is used to remove the loosened fat deposits.
Combining a tummy tuck with liposuction is a great choice for the appropriate candidate. For many people, excess skin and fat go hand in hand, and a combination procedure is the best way to achieve the desired results. This approach also allows the patient to avoid two recovery periods. Tummy tuck is the procedure with the longer recovery time. Expect your recovery from tummy tuck to take about six weeks before you can resume strenuous activities. Since liposuction is less invasive, recuperation is usually a matter of days.
Addressing Your Unique Needs
Every patient is unique, with their own reasons and expectations for undergoing plastic surgery. Discuss your individual treatment needs via a personal consultation with Dr. Hause, who will answer any questions you have. Contact Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery by calling (916)646-6869 today.