Combining Your Liposuction And Tummy Tuck

Combining Your Liposuction And Tummy Tuck | Dr. John Park, Newport Beach

Combining Your Liposuction And Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck should not be confused with liposuction – these are actually two are distinct procedures, and one isn’t a substitute for another.

What Are the Differences in Liposuction and A Tummy Tuck?

Tummy Tuck

An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, flattens and repairs the abdominal wall and tummy area. A tummy tuck is the recommended treatment for sagging or projecting lower abdominal wall tissues. Candidates for this surgery are women who have muscles and skin stretched by multiple pregnancies with loose skin and fat in the lower abdominal area. The tummy tuck procedure helps to flatten the abdomen by removing excess skin and tightening up stretched muscles.


Liposuction is a spot fat reduction method and sculpts and contours the body. Liposuction can be performed on many parts of the body to remove fat deposits and sculpt a more pleasant contour. The hips, thighs, flanks, abdomen, and buttocks are some of the more common areas that can be addressed. Because the fat cells are forever removed, bulges cannot come back in those areas treated with liposuction.

Benefits Of Combining A Tummy Tuck And Liposuction

Patients often ask about the risks associated with these multiple procedures. In fact, studies have found that these combo procedures are not significantly more risky for the patient when compared to a single procedure. It is important to stress that these procedures are best performed by board certified plastic surgeons at a fully-equipped surgical facility.

The benefits to the patient of performing multiple procedures as opposed to several separate procedures include:

• A reduced overall time under anesthesia
• While downtime is more significant with multiple procedures at one time, if done separately, you are saving time by going through process one time vs. several
• Reduced cost for shared surgical facilities, anesthesia, and medical staff

Contact Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon Dr. John Park Today

There are so many positive points in doing the ultimate tummy tuck by adding liposuction to the equation. Patients are beyond happy with the contouring they are able to achieve. Dr. John Park is a certified plastic surgeon serving the Newport Beach area. His expertise and years of experience will give you confidence that you will be under the care of a qualified and caring surgeon. For your private consultation, give the office of Dr. John Park a call at (949) 777-6883.

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