What can combination liposuction and a Tummy Tuck do?
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 Does Liposuction Address?
Fat can be eliminated from the body with a healthy diet and an active lifestyle, but some areas with pockets of fat resist even proper nutrition and exercise. Love handles or a layer of fat on the abdomen can be persistent due to genetics and other factors. Liposuction is a solution to this medical 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.
Dr. Malhotra recommends 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.
Liposuction does not address loose skin that can remain after a person loses a significant number of pounds.
What Does a Tummy Tuck Address?
Patients who have lost weight via diet and exercise or liposuction may still find that their midsection appears to be flabby. Excess skin that has been stretched out by the presence of large and numerous fat cells can protrude and hang down, obscuring a slim physique underneath.
A tummy tuck involves Dr. Malhotra eliminating some fat and unwanted skin on a patient’s abdomen. The procedure can also include the tightening of stomach muscles that have become loose and the creation of a new umbilicus—better known as a belly button.
What Are the Benefits of Combining Procedures Into a PowerTuck?
By performing a PowerTuck, Dr. Malhotra gives patients the full benefit of fat removal via liposuction and of profile slimming and muscle tightening via a tummy tuck. The aesthetic benefits conveyed by both procedures can be realized with one surgical visit instead of two separate visits. This arrangement also minimizes down time and allows for the realization of immediate visual impact. Patients will find that they should expect to take about two weeks off to recuperate and heal. In that span, some women who’ve experienced the procedure reported dropping four dress sizes.
Learn More About a PowerTuck
Dr. Malhotra is a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in quality liposuction procedures, tummy tucks, and the combined PowerTuck in Michigan. Contact his office to set up a consultation or learn more.