Should I do Liposuction first and then proceed with Tummy Tuck later in time? (photo)
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Lipo first, or both lipo and a TT together?
Should I proceed with liposuction first and then tummy tuck later in time?
Certainly it is your decision as to whether you have your procedures performed in one or multiple stages, but your surgeon will give his/her recommendations. Consult with a plastic surgeon well-versed in body contouring surgery who will discuss and examine you, while assisting you to decide which procedure will be the best option for you. I would discuss your concerns with your surgeon and see what your options are - sometimes multiple consultations with board-certified plastic surgeons is helpful for you to decide. Hope that this helps! Best wishes for a wonderful result!
Liposuction Or Tummy Tuck - Which Comes First?
As I understand your question, and based on the photograph you provided, if you were my patient, I would suggest a tummy tuck first which would take care of the majority of the fat, tighten the skin, and correct the rectus diastasis simultaneously.
Because almost all my patients live in Hawaii, and most of the tummy tuck patients want to get back into a bikini with little to no loose skin, liposuction in your case would be a poor alternative to a tummy tuck. Since you work out everyday, I would assume the majority of your abdominal pouch to be loose skin and separated muscle (rectus diastasis), this area would improve minimally from liposuction. Also, the thickness of the residual fat in the upper portion of your abdomen is halved by stretching it all the way down to the pubic area.
Therefore, tummy tuck first and doubtfully there will be any need for liposuction as a secondary procedure.
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Based on your picture, I believe that a tummy tuck with liposuction to the waist, lower back and fat grafting in to buttocks are the best combination to enhance your body shape. The cost can be between 4300- 5200.
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You should first really maximize your workouts with a trainer first. After your weight has stabilized, if you still have excess lower abdominal fat, I would recommend liposuction first. I would wait for at least 3 months to allow your abdomen to recover. It might be all you need. I have seen fitness competitors who had 3 children and were able to get their 6pack abdomen back with exercise alone. If you had a c section, you might have muscle dysfunction and may not be able to tighten your lower abdomen. In that case, abdominal wall repair and abdominoplasty might be needed to achieve the result you want.
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