Combining Liposuction with a Tummy Tuck


The abdomen is one area that a lot of men and women in Austin, TX have trouble toning. Whether it’s after pregnancy, weight loss, or changes with age, your contour can become affected, resulting in pockets of stubborn fat, loose tissue, and excess skin. But with a combined contouring procedure like liposuction and the tummy tuck you can achieve a toned abdomen!

What is a Tummy Tuck?

The tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that addresses loose skin and tissue in the midsection. This is done through an incision across the low bikini area. The underlying tissue and muscles are then tightened, and excess skin is removed. The belly button will also be repositioned in the process. It is important to note that the tummy tuck alone mainly addresses hanging skin, not large amounts of stubborn fat.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a fat removal technique offered by Dr. Erella that can effectively remove pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. In power-assisted liposuction, small incisions are made in the treatment area and a cannula is inserted and moved in a back and forth motion to break up and eliminate stubborn fat. Once these fat cells are removed, they cannot return, offering long-lasting results. Liposuction can be used virtually anywhere that stubborn fat is present, including on the abdomen.

When Should You Combine Procedures?

Loose tissue and stubborn fat are often present together. That’s why liposuction techniques like are often used at the same time as the tummy tuck to address both concerns. When you combine procedures, you can achieve optimal results with better contouring.

To learn more about the contouring procedures we offer contact our office. Give our office a call at (512) 593-7699 or complete our form online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Erella in Austin, TX to get started on your customized treatment plan.

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