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Should You Add Liposuction to Your Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic procedure designed to reshape and smooth the abdomen. A tummy tuck can genuinely transform the midsection, especially for those who see excess skin on the belly after weight loss or pregnancy. Our patients frequently enjoy their restored body confidence and increased wardrobe options.

Dr. Gordon and Dr. Reid perform standard full tummy tucks, but they also offer something more. Have you considered the combined results of abdominoplasty with liposuction? Advances in surgical methods involving SAFELipo® may not only transform the way your stomach looks from the front, but can sculpt and reshape back fat, bra rolls, and love handles. We like to refer to it as a “shrinkwrap” procedure, and we’ll explain why below.

Why Is Tummy Tuck 360 More Than A Tummy Tuck?

Pregnancy or gaining substantial weight doesn’t just change the front of our abdomen. People tend to gain fat and excess rolls across their backs, hips, bra line, and sides. Traditionally, the tummy tuck procedure only addressed fat and skin at the front. As it turns out, that isn’t enough to deliver the slim, smooth waistline most people want.

In the past, plastic surgery training taught surgeons that liposuction combined with abdominoplasty carried unnecessary risks and complications. However, the innovative SAFELipo® approach has changed the possibilities.

In a single procedure, Tummy Tuck 360™ combines the muscle repair, skin removal, and tummy-smoothing of a traditional abdominoplasty with the safest, most effective liposuction techniques available. The result is a thorough reshaping of the back, sides, and abdomen for a dramatic transformation.

Why Is SAFElipo The Best Compliment to A Tummy Tuck?

The SAFE acronym stands for:

  • Fat Separation
  • Fat Aspiration
  • Fat Equalization

It is the only body contouring technique that can eliminate fat evenly in a patented 3-step S-A-F-E process that tightens skin, removes unwanted volume, and shifts fat cells through a grafting technique for smooth results.

One of the best “side effects” of SAFELipo is skin contraction, which pulls sagging, loose skin taut for up to one year following. For many people who’ve lost significant body weight, skin laxity is an issue that rules out some traditional liposuction techniques. Simply debulking the area can leave lumpy contours and visibly stretched skin that make for unsatisfying liposuction before and after photos.

The reason we nickname this method “shrinkwrap” is because the treated areas become smaller and tighter. Imagine not having to hide rolls or avoid certain clothing thanks to looking toned and fit again.

What Is the Cost of a Tummy Tuck with Liposuction in Austin, Tx?

When considering the Tummy Tuck 360, it’s helpful to know that combination surgeries require additional time, so they do carry higher fees than standard tummy tucks.

During your consultation, Dr. Reid or Dr. Gordon will listen to your goals, concerns, and questions. They’ll examine you and provide detailed, honest feedback. You’ll receive a personalized surgical quote that details your custom treatment plan and the cost of your tummy tuck.

Dr. Reid and Dr. Gordon have extensive experience in advanced body shaping procedures. They are passionate about helping their patients restore confidence and reveal the bodies they love.

We invite you to discuss your aesthetic goals during a consultation at Restora Austin Plastic Surgery Centre. Call 512-371-8817 or write to us today.

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