Combining Liposuction With a Tummy Tuck

In your journey to obtain the perfect body, you are faced with the question: should you get liposuction, or should you opt for a tummy tuck instead? Very often, people think that they should choose one or the other, but there is also the option of combining the two procedures.

That being said, what do these procedures involve, and what are their advantages? Should you have them done separately, or should you combine the two? We’ve prepared all the answers for you and in this blog, we will talk about the advantages of combining liposuction with a tummy tuck in your path to obtain the dream body.

Liposuction and Tummy Tuck Differences

The two procedures are sometimes used as interchangeable terms for procedures that help you obtain a beautiful waistline. However, they are not the same. While they both help you achieve a better-sculpted body, the procedures are very different.

For one, liposuction is a procedure for body contouring that makes use of suction to remove subcutaneous fat. Through this procedure, you address the stubborn fat pockets that do not respond to dieting or exercise (i.e., your love handles or belly fat).

On the other hand, tummy tuck surgery focuses mostly on the removal of excess skin. This surgery offers a skin-tightening effect in the case of sudden weight loss when the skin does not have time to catch up. Sometimes, after significant weight loss, you are left with hanging tissue that can look very unsightly. A tummy tuck can help remove some of that hanging tissue so that you look more toned.

Benefits of a Liposuction Tummy Tuck Combo

Here are some of the advantages of getting liposuction and a tummy tuck at the same time:

  • Reduced Recovery: When you get the two procedures done separately, you can expect several days or even weeks of recovery from each. You’ll be subjected to anesthesia, and you will feel the post-up recovery symptoms on two different occasions.
    However, if you go for a combo surgery, you will only go through the recovery period once, saving you time and allowing you to return to your daily activities much faster.

  • Faster Results: Very often, those who undergo liposuction will also want a tummy tuck later on. This is especially the case for older people, as their skin is no longer able to produce as much collagen as before. The problem is that after a procedure like liposuction, Dr. D’Souza recommends you wait about six months before you get another surgery because your body needs time to heal.
    By combining the two procedures, you will no longer have to go through that waiting time. This also means that you should be able to enjoy your final results much faster.

  • Cost-Effective: Each type of surgery has certain general costs associated with it, including administrative fees, anesthesia, etc. When you combine a tummy tuck with liposuction, these costs will overlap, so you will be spared any extra fees. This will be easier on your budget.

  • Fewer Risks: When you combine a tummy tuck with liposuction, there will likely be fewer risks for blood clots, blood loss, or seromas. As the procedure is slightly more complex, Dr. D’Souza will use special techniques to make sure little blood is lost. Moreover, since the procedures are done during one session, you will only go through the surgical risk once.


Should You Combine Liposuction With a Tummy Tuck?

Combining two procedures like a tummy tuck and liposuction can bring you closer to your aesthetic goals. Not to mention that there will be fewer risks involved and the costs will be lower. Schedule an appointment with Iconic Plastic Surgery to see if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck and liposuction combo.


For more information about combining liposuction with a tummy tuck, you can contact Iconic Plastic Surgery at 760-637-5288. We would be more than happy to provide guidance. You may also use our online contact form to set up a virtual consultation with us.