Is Liposuction Enough after Weight Loss?

Posted on May 28, 2015

attractive and young blond woman showing how much weight she losWhether you accomplish your weight loss goals through a healthy diet and regular exercise or with the help of bariatric surgery, your weight loss success is something to be proud of. Yet, many men and women who have successfully achieved their goal weight feel that their body shape doesn’t reflect their hard-earned accomplishments. Sometimes, a little post-surgical body contouring can be all you need to achieve a fitter figure.

How Liposuction Helps

Liposuction is a fat-reducing procedure designed to help men and women who have persistent pockets of fat, but have otherwise reached their ideal weight. Liposuction is helpful for reducing these deposits of subcutaneous fat for a slimmer figure.

While liposuction can be an excellent option for patients with limited amounts of excess fatty tissue, liposuction does not address skin laxity, a common issue in post-weight loss patients. Additionally, liposuction won’t help tone the abdominal muscles, which may have grown separated during periods of carrying excess body weight.

When a Tummy Tuck Is Right

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure specifically designed to address the common concerns of post-weight loss patients. A tummy tuck tightens loose abdominal skin and removes any excess, as well as tightens the abdominal muscles and removes limited amounts of fatty tissue.

The Best of Both Worlds

Not all patients feel that only one procedure can help them accomplish their appearance goals. That’s why many surgeons offer the no-drain tummy tuck combined with liposuction for superior body contouring results. If you would like to address issues of skin laxity and abdominal separation while also treating lingering fat, the no-drain tummy tuck may be the best option for you.