Many people who have lost a significant amount of weight have loose skin and residual pockets of fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. Lipoabdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin in one procedure instead of separate liposuction and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) procedures. This combination procedure provides a better body contour than either plastic surgery can achieve on its own.
At Bulan Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon offers lipoabdominoplasty. Erwin Bulan, MD, has received numerous awards in his field and has helped many men and women reach their body goals.
How Are Liposuction and Tummy Tuck Different?
While liposuction and tummy tuck fall under the same category of body contouring, they accomplish separate goals. Liposuction removes subcutaneous fat by breaking up fat cells and suctioning them out of the body with a small cannula and surgical vacuum. The fat removal procedure treats the face and body, from the lower face and chin down to the calves and ankles.
Tummy tuck focuses on loose skin and muscle separation in the abdomen. The body surgery removes excess skin tissue and tightens the abdominal muscles for a smooth, tight body shape. Abdominoplasty won’t typically remove fat, especially from a transition area like the love handles and hips. Yet, liposuction won’t improve loose skin and may worsen its appearance by eliminating fat under the stretched tissues.
Where previously patients may have had one procedure and later chosen to have the other, lipoabdominoplasty offers benefits of both. Lipoabdominoplasty is not a weight loss procedure but can eliminate stubborn fat in challenging areas, and many men and women struggle to lose weight, especially in their abdominal region.
Is Lipoabdominoplasty Safe?
This combination procedure is a versatile option used since the late 1980s with a surprisingly low complication rate. Lipoabdominoplasty simplifies tummy tuck and lipo, drastically reduces complications, and offers a faster recovery. The low incidence of complications reported in research suggests lipoabdominoplasty leads to fewer risks than traditional tummy tuck, especially for people who are obese.
Why Choose Lipoabdominoplasty?
You can enjoy more comprehensive body contouring with a slim, tight figure after lipoabdominoplasty. The procedure flattens and smooths the stomach and narrows the waist, improving your body confidence. Clothing and swimwear will flatter your more hourglass silhouette, and you won’t have excess skin draping over the waste of your pants. Excess skin may rub or tug and make some activities challenging, and lipoabdominoplasty restores your range of motion so you can move more freely.
Lipoabdominoplasty addresses multiple concerns; treating stubborn fat simultaneously with loose skin is safe, efficient, and effective.
Discuss your body contouring options with Dr. Bulan at Bulan Plastic Surgery. Schedule a one-on-one consultation at our Millburn, New Jersey office by calling (973) 467-9744 or filling out our online contact form.