Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, or Both?

Female Plastic Surgeon in Tulsa, Oklahoma Also Serving Jenks, Broken Arrow, Owasso & Nearby Areas

Posted: July 6, 2022

Man pinching fatLiposuction is used to remove stubborn deposits of fat from the body. Effective on nearly every area of the frame, liposuction targets and eliminates fat that has proven resistant to diet and exercise.

Dr. Brenda Schiesel offers power-assisted liposuction (PAL) to help ensure optimal results. This technique breaks fat apart before removal, allowing for more complete elimination from the body. It also helps to reduce trauma to surrounding muscles and tissue, and helps to shorten the recovery period.

Tummy tuck surgery is used to remove loose and sagging skin from the midsection. When needed, tummy tuck surgery can also be used to reattach separated abdominal muscles. These steps alone help to slim the waist, hips, and belly, and can produce optimal contours in some patients.

Dr. Schiesel offers both the complete and mini tummy tuck options. Which procedure is right for your needs is dependent on factors unique to you.

Where there is excess skin, there may also be stubborn deposits of fat. In these cases, liposuction can be added to tummy tuck surgery to fully sculpt and tone the area. The need to add liposuction to tummy tuck surgery is dependent on factors unique to each induvial. The best way to find out if a combination of procedures will be best for you is through a one-on-one consultation at our comfortable Tulsa office.

Mommy Makeover

Tummy tuck and liposuction are often combined during more comprehensive procedures such as post-weight loss body contouring and mommy makeover surgery. In these cases, liposuction can be used to eliminate stubborn fat and tummy tuck can be used to remove sagging skin, eliminate stretch marks, and strengthen the core.

Separation of the abdominal muscles (diastasis recti) is a common consequence of multiple pregnancies. Fixing this issue during a tummy tuck can help to improve comfort, enhance balance, and reduce risks for herniation. Adding liposuction in these cases helps to ensure natural dimensions are visible and can serve to enhance and lengthen your results.

Contact Us to Learn More

To schedule a consultation at South Tulsa Plastic Surgery, please call 918-518-5144 today. We serve Jenks, Broken Arrow, and all nearby areas of Oklahoma.