More and more people are choosing to combine cosmetic surgery procedures, because doing two or more procedures at the same time usually enhances aesthetic results. Since a tummy tuck is so popular, patients often want to know which procedures they can combine with it.
Which procedures can I combine with a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen, to make the tummy flatter and smoother. Abdominoplasty can also tighten the underlying stomach muscles that often weaken or stretch as a result of pregnancy or aging.
Tummy tuck and liposuction
If patients have a lot of fat to remove from the abdomen the surgeon may recommend having liposuction with a tummy tuck. Since the procedures complement each other, doing them at the same time will provide more comprehensive body contouring results. Getting rid of the excess fat in the abdomen will further shape the midsection, and fine-tune abdominal contours.
Tummy tuck and breast surgery
A tummy tuck is often included as part of a mommy makeover, which is a combination of procedures that address changes in the body brought on by pregnancy and breastfeeding. A mommy makeover typically involves a tummy, tuck, breast augmentation and/or breast lift, and liposuction (learn more).
If you are contemplating combining a tummy tuck with another procedure, it’s important to discuss your options with a board certified plastic surgeon. A tummy tuck is a major operation, so the surgeon will consider your health and other issues before making a final decision.
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If you are in the northeast Athens metro area, Pittman Plastic Surgery in Athens, GA, is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.pittmanplasticsurgery.com, or by calling (706) 549-3203.