Plastic surgery has seen a rise in popularity, with more and more individuals opting for procedures to achieve their desired body shape. One particular combination procedure that is gaining traction is the combination of liposuction of the flanks with a tummy tuck. Plastic surgeons from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) have shed light on the increasing appeal of this all-in-one approach to body contouring.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that targets excess skin and fat in the abdomen, resulting in a tighter and smoother appearance. It can also address weakened or separated abdominal muscles. This procedure is particularly beneficial for women who have excess subcutaneous fat and skin, as well as abdominal wall weakness, often caused by childbirth or significant weight loss.
Surgeons have found that combining liposuction with tummy tucks is crucial for achieving optimal body contouring. Dr. Payam Jarrah-Nejad emphasizes the importance of addressing the flanks or sides of the abdomen along with the excess skin and rectus diastasis on the abdomen. Neglecting the flanks can result in a disproportionate appearance.
Dr. Jarrah-Nejad believes in providing the best possible results in one procedure, which is why he performs liposuction alongside tummy tucks. He argues that this dual approach does not significantly prolong the surgery and eliminates the need for multiple procedures, benefiting the patients.
To avoid a “boxy” appearance, Dr. Lara Devgan stresses the importance of combining liposuction with tummy tucks. Without liposuction, the abdomen can appear rectangular instead of maintaining its natural curves. Adding liposuction to the procedure can create a more aesthetically pleasing result.
It’s worth noting that the need for liposuction is not solely determined by body weight or mass index. Even individuals who are thin may benefit from liposculpture to enhance their hourglass shape. This shift in perception highlights the focus on subtle sculpting rather than overall weight when it comes to body contouring.
The increasing adoption of this dual approach to body contouring reflects the current trend of customization and self-care. Women, in particular, are recognizing the advantages of combining liposuction with tummy tucks to achieve their desired results. Plastic surgeons like Dr. Devgan and Dr. Jarrah-Nejad are at the forefront of this movement, dedicated to providing the best possible outcomes for their patients.
The future of tummy tucks lies in the combination of liposuction of the flanks with the procedure itself. This two-in-one approach demonstrates the commitment of the field to enhancing the natural beauty of a woman’s feminine form. Patients can look forward to achieving their desired body contour while minimizing the need for multiple surgeries.