Are you trying to get rid of loose, sagging skin following a significant weight loss or pregnancy? Do you want to reduce large areas of fat or small pockets of trouble in your abdominal area? Would you like a more sculpted abdomen in a single treatment? If so, you may be a good candidate for a combination procedure at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
Liposuction and tummy tuck often appeal to people with similar cosmetic goals. Although sometimes referred to interchangeably, liposuction and a tummy tuck are definitely not one and the same. Dr. Mark Craig, a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience, will help you determine if a combination procedure is right for you.
What are the Differences?
While both procedures aim to improve the appearance of your midsection, leaving you with a more toned physique, they differ in both approach and downtime.
Liposuction can help rid you of love handles, back rolls and belly fat by removing isolated pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise. It won’t, however, address excess skin or muscle laxity that often happens after a massive weight loss or pregnancy.
To deal with excess or loose skin, as well as tighten separated abdominal muscles, you’ll need a tummy tuck. An abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) removes extra skin and fat pads from around your abdomen. Tummy tucks are performed under general anesthesia and require skill and expertise. It is important to note that neither treatment should be utilized as a weight-loss tool; it is, instead, body contouring. In addition, liposuction is frequently combined with a tummy tuck to add the perfect finishing touch.
Benefits of a Combination Procedure
Often performed together, combining liposuction plus abdominoplasty (lipoabdominoplasty) can enhance your results and exceed your expectations. The following are the increased benefits of having these procedures performed at the same time.
- One surgery means one recovery period.
- Minimize recovery time.
- Maximize body contouring results by treating exercise-resistant fat and loose skin concurrently
A combination procedure is often the most efficient and effective approach for achieving your overall cosmetic goals.
You can realize a boost to your body image with this combination procedure performed by Dr. Mark Craig. The results of this combination procedure will be long-lasting, and, after the initial swelling subsides, you will see a firmer, flatter stomach. You can expect to see significant improvements after 3 or 4 weeks, and final results after 6 or 8 months.
Lipoabdominoplasty Procedures in Mississippi
Identifying which procedure, or combination of procedures is right for you can be tricky. Scheduling a consult with Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is easy. You should feel comfortable discussing what bothers you. Dr. Craig relies on decades of skill and expertise to answer your questions, address your concerns, and make a recommendation that incorporates your personal and aesthetic goals. In addition, Dr. Craig speaks on body contouring throughout North America.
Dr. Craig and his staff provide excellent customer service. I am more than pleased with my tummy tuck procedure and highly recommend him for any plastic surgery. I will definitely use Dr. Craig again for any of my plastic surgery needs.
Take the Next Step
Would you like to learn more about Liposuction procedures? Schedule a consultation with board-certified surgeon Dr. Mark Craig at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS today. Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (662) 377-6290.
*Individual results may vary.