Whether you’ve just celebrated achieving a substantial weight-loss goal, want to recover your pre-pregnancy waistline or just can’t seem to get the shape you want through diet and exercise alone, you’ve decided it’s time for a tummy tuck. But have you thought about combining it with liposuction as well? Besides the obvious advantage of looking great, adding liposuction to your tummy tuck comes along with its own added benefits. Below are three great reasons to consider joining the two.
1. Say Goodbye to Love Handles
While a tummy tuck should definitely give you a firmer, more contoured shape, it can’t get rid of those troublesome love handles on its own. Adding liposuction to a tummy tuck can make it possible for your surgeon to remove fat from transition areas, like the love handles, that aren’t directly impacted by your primary procedure. By teaming the two together, you can expect to see a significant reduction in the appearance of love handles, giving you an all-around slimmer and sleeker look.
2. Reduced Scarring and Recovery Time
The layered suturing technique that’s used when liposuction is combined with a tummy tuck typically allows for a quicker recovery time and can minimize your chances of adverse scarring. And even better, the minimally invasive nature of the combination surgery means it can be done as an outpatient procedure, so you can recover in the comfort of your own home.
3. No Need for Drains
Another advantage of the special surgical techniques used when combining procedures means bypassing the need for post-op tummy tuck drains. Again, this means enjoying a faster and much more comfortable recovery, without concerns over tracking fluid or emptying drains yourself.