Have you found that as time passes and especially after pregnancy, losing weight, or simply getting older, you’ve accumulated unsightly, unwelcome loose skin and stretched muscles around the belly area? And despite following a healthy diet and working out, do you still find yourself having to hide your belly?
With those long sunny days ahead at the pool or beach with friends and family calling you, perhaps it’s time to have a conversation with one of the plastic surgeons, Dr. Tiffany Ballard or Dr. Pramit Malhotra, at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery to discuss your body contouring goals. When you do, you may want to ask about the possibility of not only having a tummy tuck but also adding liposuction to target those additional pockets of stubborn fat. We call this our PowerTuck, a unique technique that combines the aesthetic benefits of liposuction with those of a tummy tuck.
What Is Liposuction?
By removing pockets of stubborn fat, liposuction naturally creates attractive contours in the areas where they belong.
Liposuction on its own can effectively remove this fat via a suction tube inserted through a small incision. However, a “power liposuction” system deploys a small motor which not only allows for greater fat removal, but it reduces the impact associated with the typical “back-and-forth” movement associated with manual liposuction.
During PowerTuck, liposuction is used to target the excess fat that sits on the flanks at the sides of the waist.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is a body contouring surgery designed to reinforce the abdominal wall while at the same time removing excess sagging skin.
Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight through diet and exercise, or who have had children, may still have unwelcome excess skin and fat on their abdomens—excess skin and fat that now protrudes and hangs down, obscuring a slim physique underneath.
During a tummy tuck, your board-certified plastic surgeon will remove extra skin and fat from the abdomen while at the same time tightening the rectus muscles that may have become separated, creating a smooth, flat abdomen. During the process, even your belly button is created and restored to its original shape.
What Is a PowerTuck?
While each individual procedure aims to address abdominal contours, liposuction focuses on eliminating excess fat, while the tummy tuck focuses on eliminating excess skin and tightening muscles. As complementary surgeries, liposuction and tummy tuck, when implemented together, creates a sleek profile in patients who choose a PowerTuck.
What Are the Benefits of Combining Both Procedures into a PowerTuck?
By performing a PowerTuck, your plastic surgeon can deliver the full benefit of excess skin removal and muscle tightening with a tummy tuck, and fat removal through liposuction, giving you a complete 360-degree recontouring of your mid-section.
In one surgical visit instead of two, the aesthetic benefits provided by both procedures can be realized instead of over two separate visits. A single appointment also minimizes downtime and maximizes patients’ final results.
Get Ready for Your Combined Liposuction and Tummy Tuck Surgery at Ann Arbor and Jackson, MI
Are you ready to start living with renewed self-confidence and a leaner, more sculpted look? Then, be sure to schedule a private consultation at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery.