The main goal for body contouring procedures is to reshape and contour certain areas of the body. These types of procedures can reduce the appearance of problem areas while making them look more desirable. Women and men turn to the dynamic duo of a tummy tuck and liposuction to get big results. Both procedures are popular and when done together can tighten, sculpt, slim, and rejuvenate a patient’s midsection. Serving all of New Jersey, the board-certified plastic surgeons and professional staff at The Peer Group offer several body contouring solutions to their patients. Let’s talk specifically about how a tummy tuck with liposuction can contour your body so you will love the way you look!

Body contouring with a tummy tuck

Do you have loose, saggy skin that needs to be tightened? Pregnancy, losing a significant amount of weight, or the natural process of aging can all cause the issue of extra loose skin to reside in the lower abdomen. Once the skin has lost its elasticity then no amount of exercising is going to change it. Women and men throughout New Jersey often turn to the help of a tummy tuck to resolve this issue. A tummy tuck may include liposuction to remove isolated pockets of fat and to contour the entire midsection, but the primary technique behind all tummy tuck procedures is skin tightening. During surgery, excess skin is removed on the lower abdomen and the underlying tissue and muscular structure are tightened. This allows patients to enjoy a flatter, tighter stomach. With a plastic surgeon’s recommendation, patients can choose to have a mini, extended, or traditional tummy tuck to give them the results they need. Traditional tummy tuck procedures are the most popular, but patients do have options, which allows for a customized surgical plan for each patient’s needs.

Body contouring with liposuction

Patients tend to find it difficult to lose stubborn fat or excess fatty tissue in certain places, especially in the abdominal area, hips, flanks, and thighs. When a healthy diet and regular exercise seem to no longer make a difference, patients can opt for liposuction to help recontour certain areas. Most common liposuction procedures are done with a suctioning function which allows the surgical tool, called a cannula, to extract fatty tissue through small incisions strategically placed by the plastic surgeon. With medical advancements, there are now even non-invasive liposuction options done with lasers or ultrasound. Patients have a number of options with liposuction and consulting with a plastic surgeon to get the right recommendation is an important part of the process.

Combination surgery

One of the most popular body contouring combinations is liposuction and a tummy tuck to get dramatic results. If you have lost weight or have been through pregnancy, the chances are good that you are dealing with stubborn pockets of fat in your abdominal area as well as stretched, loose abdominal skin. Also, pregnancy, it can cause muscle laxity in the abdominal area which a tummy tuck can tighten so you can have your pre-baby stomach back. A qualified plastic surgeon, like the ones at The Peer Group, decide during your consultation and after an examination how much fatty tissue will need to be removed with liposuction as well as determine which tummy tuck procedure will achieve your desired end results.

The dramatic help with both

This body contouring blend of liposuction and tummy tuck not only helps patients with their midsection by tightening and lifting sagging skin while removing excess fatty tissue but also helps with self-confidence. Patients feel more driven with their new appearance and typically take on more exercising or healthy activities to keep their new shape! Once New Jersey patients see their results from these two cosmetic procedures it gives them the motivation to maintain the results for years. Clothes fit better, bathing suits look better, and for many patients, they wish they had done this sooner to attain that tighter, more toned midsection.

Good candidates for lipo and a tummy tuck

Liposuction and tummy tuck procedures are both cosmetic procedures that should not be considered a solution for weight loss. They are reserved for men and women who are at a healthy weight and have realistic expectations about what cosmetic surgery can do for them. Both procedures help patients attain the body they want but could not get by diet and exercise alone. For women, specifically, it is important to think about whether or not you will have additional children before deciding to move forward with certain procedures such as a tummy tuck since this could compromise the surgical results. Healthy, non-smoking individuals that have exhausted all other options with diet and exercise can consider liposuction and a tummy tuck to further contour their body to what they want!

Overall both procedures are quite different but together they can provide big results to patients. The qualified, experienced plastic surgeons at The Peer Group can transform your midsection to give you exactly what you need. Their state-of-the-art plastic surgery facility serving the greater New Jersey area, allows their patients to feel comfortable and safe while giving them the most up-to-date cosmetic options with body contouring procedures. As with any cosmetic surgery, you need an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who can provide you with the experience and surgical expertise to give you the best end results. If you are interested in a tummy tuck with liposuction then call or schedule your consultation with The Peer Group in Florham Park, NJ today.