Tummy tuck surgery is an excellent way to get a flatter looking stomach. It works by removing excess fat and skin and restoring weakened abdominal wall muscles.
Many people find that a tummy tuck alone is enough to achieve their body goals. However, there are some situations where liposuction may be appropriate after the procedure. Keep reading to learn more.
Liposuction to Contour the Upper Abdomen
Liposuction is often used on areas such as the hips, flanks, and pubic region during a tummy tuck to create a slim and toned appearance. However, liposuctioning the upper abdomen during surgery is less common. This is due to concerns over possible healing complications.
As a result, some patients still have upper abdominal fullness following surgery. This area of concern can be addressed with liposuction three to six months after the tummy tuck procedure. Dr. Hayley Brown will discuss this consideration with you as she creates your surgical plan.
Liposuction After Post-Surgical Weight Gain
Some tummy tuck patients experience weight gain after surgery and notice increased abdominal fat as a result. The fat tends to appear in the upper part of the abdomen while the lower abdomen remains relatively flat. When a situation like this happens, liposuction can often be used to remove the fat and restore an optimal appearance.
You can avoid the need for secondary liposuction by maintaining your weight. Leading a healthy lifestyle with a focus on proper diet and exercise will help.
Are you interested in seeing the results that our tummy tuck patients have achieved? You can view before and after photos here.
Questions? Contact our Las Vegas Plastic Surgery Center
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hayley Brown is committed to delivering the results you desire from tummy tuck surgery. Learn what you can expect in your specific situation by calling 702-260-7707 to schedule a consultation. Desert Hills Plastic Surgery Center serves women and men from Las Vegas, Henderson, and nearby areas of Nevada.