As we get older, our bodies change. This is especially true after a life-changing event such as pregnancy or losing or gaining a large amount of weight. When a person loses a lot of weight, they are left with residual skin and some flab that they cannot get rid of with diet and exercise alone. The two surgical options that are available for individuals who want to get rid of this stubborn fat and loose skin include liposuction and a tummy tuck. It can be challenging determining which of the two procedures is right for your needs.
One mistake that people make is thinking that they have to choose between getting liposuction or having a tummy tuck. That’s really not the only option available. A third option is to try them both. In many cases, getting liposuction done in conjunction with a tummy tuck will only improve the results that you get. The thing is that a tummy tuck and liposuction are complementary procedures. They are often performed together anyway. Many people could benefit from fat removal in addition to skin removal and muscle tightening.
For many patients, that’s a great option. Once they have completely healed from the liposuction and tummy tuck procedures and they see the results, they’re extremely satisfied. They are no longer self-conscious about their body and what others might think about them. Their clothes fit better, and they have more confidence than they did prior to having the procedure done.
In many cases, however, only a tummy tuck is needed. Similarly, some cases only require liposuction. It all depends on the unique situation as well as the wants and needs of the patient in conjunction with our surgeon’s recommendations.
Liposuction and tummy tucks are two procedures that work well together and separately. Dr. Nir and his team of professionals at Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery would be happy to work with you to help you devise a customized treatment plan that will provide you with the best results. Whether you are interested in liposuction, a tummy tuck, breast augmentation with breast implants, a mommy makeover or a breast lift, we can help you.