How is Liposuction With Tummy Tuck Performed?

By: Dr. Nana Mizuguchi


Over the years, our bodies change. Weight gain and loss, pregnancy and childbirth, and different life experiences can all impact the way we look. Some of those experiences or weight fluctuations could lead to excess fat or loose skin. If you’ve tried to trim and tone your body to no avail, liposuction with a tummy tuck at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery could be just what you need.

Dual board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi offers his Louisville, KY patients the opportunity to look fit and toned, and have the body they’ve been dreaming about. Combining liposuction and tummy tuck procedures allows men and women the opportunity to get an incredible body contouring experience.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a common fat-removal surgery that helps patients get rid of stubborn fat in hard-to-lose places, like the bra line, back, and love handles. Even with a diligent diet and exercise, these places can have areas of fat that are difficult to get rid of. While this is an invasive surgery, it often provides a slimmer and trimmed appearance that many of our Louisville, KY patients are proud to show off.

What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a great way to get a more contoured and muscular appearance. Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck include women who have C-section scars or extra skin, men and women with loose skin and stretch marks, and those who’ve had weight loss surgery and maintained their weight loss but would like to remove excess skin and/or fat. Those who have this procedure often experience a contoured body and a more toned look.

When to get liposuction with a tummy tuck?

In some cases, patients may choose to have lipo with a tummy tuck. If a patient wants liposuction and also has skin laxity, lipo with a tummy tuck is a fabulous option to reduce fat, as well as remove the excess skin, so there is no sagging appearance. In other cases, a person may have successfully lost a lot of weight but is left with some of those stubborn areas of fat and excess skin. Lipo with a tummy tuck can help solve both issues at once.

How does lipo with a tummy tuck work?

Commonly, liposuction with a tummy tuck is performed as part of a greater procedure. This will often help patients to achieve their desired results. Many of our Louisville, KY patients may choose to have one of the following lipo/tummy tuck procedures:

  • Lower body lift: Lower body lift can be performed when a patient has loose skin on multiple areas of the body, like the abdomen, butt, thighs, and hips.
  • Breast augmentation: This procedure uses a woman’s own fat to add volume to her breasts, so she does not need breast implants.
  • Arm lift: This is a great way to remove stubborn fat from the arms as well as tighten the skin to avoid the appearance of “bat wings.”
  • Mommy makeover: A mommy makeover can combine multiple procedures to help a woman get her pre-pregnancy figure back, including lipo, tummy tuck, and more. It is also a popular body contouring option for those who have lost a significant amount of weight.

With any of these procedures, men and women can receive fat removal and skin tightening for a contoured, trim figure and stellar results.

For more information on liposuction and tummy tuck, or other body contouring procedures, or to schedule a consultation with dual board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi, contact Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY for more information. We look forward to helping you reach your aesthetic goals.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.