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Power Tuck in Ann Arbor

Combining Liposuction And A Tummy Tuck

A PowerTuck, offered by Dr. Pramit Malhotra, is a procedure pairing that combines the aesthetic benefits of liposuction with a tummy tuck at his Michigan practice. While each individual procedure is intended to address abdominal contours, one focuses on eliminating excess fat, while the other focuses on eliminating excess skin and tightening muscles. As complementary surgeries, liposuction and tummy tuck are intended to create a sleek profile in patients who choose a PowerTuck.

What is a PowerTuck?

A Power Tuck is a procedure that combines a tummy tuck plus liposuction to the flanks for a powerful, 360-degree recontouring of your mid-section.

What Does a Tummy Tuck Address?

A tummy tuck alone addresses the front of the abdomen. Patients who have lost weight via diet and exercise, had children, or have a troublesome mid-section may have excess skin and fat of their abdomen. Excess skin that has been stretched out by the presence of large and numerous fat cells or during pregnancy can protrude and hang down, obscuring a slim physique underneath.

During a tummy tuck, your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will remove extra skin and fat from the abdomen. The procedure also generally includes tightening of the rectus muscles that may have become separated to create a flat, smooth abdomen. A neoumbilicus, or belly button, is created to restore its shape.

What Does Liposuction Address?

Liposuction contours and debulks focal areas of stubborn fat. During a PowerTuck, liposuction is used to target the flank area. The flanks, or the excess fat that sits at the sides of the waist and may hang over the top of your pants, can be persistent due to genetics or other factors. Liposuction is one solution for this issue, since it physically removes stubborn fat via a suction tube inserted through a small incision. “Power liposuction” allows for greater fat removal via a small motor, which also serves to reduce the impact associated with the standard “back-and-forth” manual liposuction method.

The Board Certified Plastic Surgeons at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery recommend that patients seeking liposuction be within the range for their ideal body weight, have no plans to gain or lose a significant amount of weight after the procedure, and maintain a healthy lifestyle, since liposuction is not intended as a method of losing weight. The primary goal is contouring and debulking.

Liposuction alone does not address loose skin that can remain after a person loses a significant number of pounds.

Schedule A Consultation

Our Michigan plastic surgery specialists understand that the difference is in the details when it comes to achieving your desired results. Visit Dr. Malhotra and Dr. Ballard at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery, schedule your consultation today.

What Are the Benefits of Combining Procedures into a PowerTuck?

By performing a PowerTuck, the Board Certified Plastic Surgeons at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery give patients the full benefit of skin excision and muscle tightening via a tummy tuck and fat removal via liposuction and recontours the trunk in 360-degree fashion. The aesthetic benefits provided by both procedures can be realized with one surgical visit instead of two separate visits. This arrangement also minimizes patients’ down time and maximizes their final result. Patients will find that they should expect to take about two weeks off to recuperate and heal. 

PowerTuck Patient Reviews


I had a Tummy Tuck with liposuction about 4 weeks ago. Can honestly say had the best experience. Dr. Ballard was very compassionate and answered all my question, had been doing a lot of research so came prepared to talk about surgery and post op! The staff was very helpful especially her nurse Shelly. Very happy with results and would highly recommend then to anyone.


Dr. Ballard did a tummy tuck and lipo on my thighs and I could not be more thrilled with the results. Dr. Ballard and her team, especially Shelley, are responsive and were sure to attend to all my pre and post-op needs. I highly recommend if you are considering a tummy tuck you reach out and discuss it with Dr. Ballard, I know you will not be disappointed. I am down 17 pounds and 2 pant sizes all from a saggy stomach that I could not work off at the gym (thank you children, lol). Dr. Ballard is an artist and pays attention to the shaping and small details that really make the end results amazing. Highly recommend her and her team.

Learn More About a PowerTuck

The surgeons at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery are Board Certified Plastic Surgeons with experience in quality liposuction procedures, tummy tucks, and the combined PowerTuck in Michigan. Contact our office to set up a consultation to learn more.