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Christopher K. Patronella, Md, Facs, Fics


Christopher K. Patronella - MD, FACS, FICS

Can I Get Liposuction With My Tummy Tuck?

Posted June 30, 2017 in Liposuction

For every person who is unhappy with their poor abdominal skin and muscle tone, there’s at least one other person who is bothered by excess fat on their midsection. Many people struggle with all three issues and would like to correct skin laxity, muscle weakness, and excess fat. If you would like to restore youthful abdominal tone, remove sagging skin, and eliminate excess fat, you can get liposuction with tummy tuck surgery. Dr. Patronella’s revolutionary True Form Tummy Tuck®, which has received much acclaim, typically incorporates liposuction to restore youthful and shapely body contours.

Liposuction Before and After ResultsLiposuction of the Waist

The abdomen and waist can accumulate excess amounts of fat that do not respond to diet or exercise. This makes surgery the only viable form of correction, but unfortunately, too many surgeons become overzealous in administering liposuction to the abdomen. Just as a poor abdominoplasty technique produces a surgically flat appearance, overaggressive liposuction creates an unnatural appearance and irregular body contours.

However, with the proper application, skill, and experience on the part of the surgeon, liposuction can be a powerful tool. Liposuction of the waist can eliminate bulges or rolls of fat on the body’s midsection and create natural-looking contours. Leaving fat in the correct proportions and locations creates a more attractive and soft body shape instead of an unnatural, overdone, and operated-on appearance. Dr. Patronella focuses on producing ideal contours rather than trying to remove as much fat as possible. The results are more artistic and natural and reveal an attractively slimmer and narrower waistline.

Liposuction With the True Form Tummy Tuck®

To complement the True Form Tummy Tuck®, Dr. Patronella often performs liposuction to achieve a natural-looking waist that is narrow, graceful, youthful, and nicely contoured. Liposuction is used to create natural transitions with a gracefully contoured waistline and a more natural appearance. Dr. Patronella removes excess fat around the waist where needed to minimize love handles, eliminate a muffin top, create a gentle tapering toward the hips, and strategically highlight the natural contours and definition of the abdominal muscles.

Popular Liposuction Areas With Tummy Tuck Surgery

Many patients who undergo tummy tuck surgery with Dr. Patronella receive liposuction on other areas of the body in addition to the waist. The most popular treatment areas include the hips, buttocks, thighs, back, and upper arms. These areas are often resistant to body sculpting through exercise and dieting. Receiving liposuction for your specific “trouble areas” can highlight the results of your abdominoplasty and restore youthful and shapely contours all over your body.

If you are interested in getting liposuction with your tummy tuck, come meet with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Chris Patronella. As the creator of the True Form Tummy Tuck® and an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Patronella can help you decide whether and where to receive liposuction so that you can achieve the youthful, natural, and attractive body contours you desire. To request your consultation with Dr. Patronella, please call (713) 799-9999 or complete our online contact form today.

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