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Tummy Tuck (Lipo360) – Everything You Need to Know

Excess belly fat and loose skin are some of the main things that plenty of women feel insecure about, which often causes them to hide their figure under layers of clothing. These issues can easily make someone lose confidence when wearing their favorite bathing suit, for example. Sometimes even going to the gym cannot seem to improve the unsightliness of that area, despite you losing weight.

When your mid-section refuses to look toned, there are several ways for you to go around this. The recommended route is often the combination of a tummy tuck and Lipo360 in one procedure, which can significantly improve the aesthetic of your waistline. In this blog, you will learn more about this treatment so that you are fully prepared.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, also referred to as abdominoplasty, is a procedure that aims to reduce excess skin along with fat from your abdominal area. It also works to repair separated muscles in the area, which can be caused by several things, one being pregnancy. With a tummy tuck, you can shape your abdominal area to achieve a much smoother physique. 

Tummy tucks are recommended for women and men who have gone through extensive weight loss but are struggling with unwanted excess skin. For this surgery, patients should be in good health and near their ideal weight. If you are planning to lose even more weight after the procedure, you may render it inefficient, as you will later have more loose skin to deal with.

Why Combine It With Lipo360?

Tummy tuck surgery and liposuction have always gone hand in hand. Tummy tuck surgery can remove both excess skin and fat, but sometimes you need a little bit of help with liposuction to fully remove all the unwanted fat in the area to reveal a smooth, symmetrical shape.

This is where Lipo360 comes into the picture. Lipo360 is a more extensive liposuction procedure that removes fat not only from the front area but also from the back. This way, patients can address concerns like love handles and lower back fat, leading to a more appealing waistline. Treatments are customized based on the results that you want to achieve.

Recovery and Results – What to Expect


Both Lipo360 and tummy tuck surgery have the potential to offer natural looks and dramatic results. That being said, we are still talking about a surgical procedure, which is why you can expect some downtime along with certain side effects. To get the best results, you need to learn how to take better care of your body.

Since you will be combining two treatments into one, you can expect a slightly longer recovery time than if you underwent the procedures separately. The average recovery time for liposuction is six to 12 weeks, whereas tummy tuck surgery can take about six weeks to heal. The bigger the surface covered, the more the recovery takes. However, most patients are typically up and walking in about two weeks.

Don’t be concerned if you see swelling and bruising in the area, as this is your body’s natural response to healing and the effects will take up to three months to subside. You should take it easy within the first month or two and plan for a longer recovery time if you have a physically demanding job so that you know your body is 100 percent ready. 

The Bottom Line

Combining a tummy tuck with Lipo360 is a great option to bring your abdominal area under control and give you more confidence in yourself. Just be mindful of the side effects and recovery time. Call Iconic Plastic Surgery and set up an appointment!


For more information about tummy tuck surgery and Lipo360, please contact Iconic Plastic Surgery at 760-637-5288. Dr. D’Souza will offer you all the information that you need. Alternatively, you can also fill out our online contact form and we will get in touch with you as quickly as possible.