During tummy tuck surgery, excess skin is removed from the midsection of the body, separated abdominal muscles are reattached, and the waist is drawn in to help enhance the appearance of the belly. As a result, clothing options may be improved, range of motion may be more complete, and self-esteem may be enhanced, making it an incredibly beneficial procedure for women and men with loose and sagging skin, stretch marks, and other issues related to aging and weight fluctuations.
Liposuction is designed to eliminate fat deposits from the body and is particularly effective on those stubborn deposits that have proven resistant to dietary changes and exercise. For tummy tuck surgery to produce the results you deserve, lumpy deposits of fat must be removed from the abdominal area, hips, and, sometimes, flanks and low back. Liposuction is commonly used during tummy tuck surgery for this very purpose.
Is Liposuction Included in the Tummy Tuck Procedure?
Liposuction is commonly included with a tummy tuck. While entirely dependent on the anatomy of the patient, it is normal for excess fat and skin to interfere with aesthetic and physical comfort.
The best way to learn if liposuction will be necessary to produce the results you desire is through a one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata. Please use the contact form on this page or call us today to schedule your visit.
Where Can Liposuction be Used?
Unlike tummy tuck surgery which only focuses on the midsection, liposuction can be anywhere on the body. Popular treatment areas include:
- Ankles and calves
- Knees, thighs, and hips
- Abdomen, low back, and flanks
- Upper back and chest
- Upper arms
- Neck and chin
When liposuction is combined with tummy tuck surgery, the focus will be your abdominal area. However, it may be possible to undergo liposuction in more than one area as well. This is dependent on factors unique to your body and your goals. It can be discussed in greater detail during your time in our care.
To schedule your consultation with Dr. Fata, please call Renaissance Plastic Surgery at 317-575-9152 today. Located in Indianapolis, we welcome patients from all surrounding areas of Indiana.