Why a Tummy Tuck Doesn’t Do a Whole Lot for Love Handles
You have worked hard to lose your excess weight around your middle section but have some stubborn fat that just seems to linger despite your best efforts. While a tummy tuck procedure can address the excess fat and skin in your tummy, those love handles on your hips won’t see any benefit. In order to fully address your tummy and your love handles, you may need to consider a tummy tuck with liposuction.
What a Tummy Tuck Does
A tummy tuck is a procedure designed to tighten loose or separated abdominal muscles and remove excess fat and skin in the lower abdominal area in order to give you a tighter, more contoured appearance. While this procedure is great for targeting the lower abdominal region, it will not affect other areas around the waistline, like your love handles. Simply put, a tummy tuck alone will not address your love handles.
What Liposuction Takes Care Of
Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that removes excess fat through the use of suction. These are areas of subcutaneous fat that typically do not respond to diet and exercise and can keep you from achieving the waistline you have worked hard for. The most common areas for liposuction are the love handles, belly fat, and back rolls. Adding lipo to your tummy tuck procedure allows your surgeon to address weak muscles, excess skin and fat in your abdomen while also trimming down your love handles, giving you the waistline and body contours you have worked for.
If you are considering a tummy tuck and want to know if adding liposuction is a good option for you, Dr. Scot Martin and his team are here to answer your questions and help you decide on the right procedures to meet your goals. To learn more, call (575) 521-7111 to schedule an appointment or visit us online today.