The Benefits of Liposuction and Tummy Tuck Combined

By: Dr. Nana Mizuguchi


For many women and men, a combination of liposuction and tummy tuck surgery can create enhanced body contouring results that meet or exceed a patient's expectations. Although liposuction and tummy tuck surgery are often referred to as interchangeable treatments to help patients slim down their waistline, they actually are quite different in how they work. Tummy tuck surgery removes excess skin. Liposuction is a body contouring procedure to reduce isolated pockets of subcutaneous fat that have become unresponsive to diet and exercise.

If you have exhausted all efforts of a healthy lifestyle but still struggle with loose skin or excess fat in your midsection, liposuction and tummy tuck surgery could be the solution you need. To learn more about this highly effective body contouring duo, contact Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery located in Louisville, KY to schedule a body contouring consultation with dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi.

What is a tummy tuck?

Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck surgery, is a fantastic way to achieve a tighter, more contoured profile. Men and women frustrated with loose skin, damaged underlying abdominal muscles, or stretch marks as the result of dramatic weight loss or childbirth can correct these issues with this body contouring procedure. It can be a life-changing surgery for patients, transforming the way they look.

How does liposuction work?

Liposuction is a popular fat reduction surgery to reduce pockets of stubborn fat in various areas of the body. Even healthy men and women who are diligent about eating well and exercising regularly can struggle with pockets of fat in hard-to-lose places, particularly in the waistline area. Liposuction can effectively remove fat cells from targeted areas without damaging surrounding tissues, leaving patients looking more toned, contoured, and slimmer.

Primary benefits of combining these two body contouring procedures

Liposuction is a go-to option for women and men seeking aesthetic help to slim down or reshape their body without a lengthy recovery. It is one of the several body contouring procedures that Dr. Mizuguchi offers to his patients in Louisville, KY. The primary benefit of combining liposuction and tummy tuck surgery, also known as lipoabdominoplasty, is that Dr. Mizuguchi can address pockets of unwanted fat while repairing muscle tissue and tightening loose skin. Patients will plan for one surgical procedure and one recovery period, rather than two separate body contouring treatments. In most cases, loose skin and excess fat in the lower abdominal area go hand-in-hand, so treating both aesthetic issues simultaneously is often the most cost-effective and efficient way to get superior results.

Choosing a plastic surgeon for body contouring surgery

When considering a combination of body contouring procedures, patients should make sure they choose a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Mizuguchi. Whether you have a few pounds to lose or a significant amount of saggy skin, you can achieve a slimmer, sexier figure with liposuction and tummy tuck surgery. Let Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery help complete your cosmetic journey so you feel better about how you look. Call our knowledgeable team to schedule your one-on-one consultation with dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi today.

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