Lipo of middle and hips with tummy tuck?

How far down is the area that falls under hips area. Does this include love handles, and if so does that mean a little on the back side of the hip is included?

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Lipo of middle and hips with tummy tuck?

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Hello and thank you for your email.A tummy tuck, in my practice, usually incorporates a little bit of liposuction in the middle, which I throw in. If you need more than a little, or hips or back liposuction, that would be something specific for you and is an 'extra'. Tummy tucks tighten and lift, and some fat is cut away as a part of the surgery. How much fat is cut away depends on what you look like to start with. The cut is approximately in the panty line, again, somewhat variable depending on what you look like to start with. Love handles are usually slightly out of the surgery line, but again, it depends on your body shape. If you need additional liposuction, that's not an automatic part of the surgery.As you can see, this surgery is tailored to each person, so you are best advised to have a consultation with a Plastic Surgeon. This is what our years and years of specialist training and expertise give us the skills to do.I hope this has been valuable for you.

Liposuction included with tummy tucks?

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Thank you for asking about your tummy tuck.
  • the tummy tuck does not include liposuction - it tightens muscle and removes loose skin.
  • Liposuction is commonly done with a tummy tuck to slim the flanks (waist.)
  • Liposuction of the hips can be done at the time of a tummy tuck - but is a separate area of liposuction.
  • See a qualified plastic surgeon to plan your surgery - and enjoy your result!
  • Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Lipo of middle and hips with tummy tuck?

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Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. This is the surgical procedure that revolutionized cosmetic surgery becoming one of the most performed cosmetic procedures. Subcutaneous tissue or fat is removed in order to contour the body in a way that is harmonious and pleasing to the senses. It can be performed in almost all regions of the body such as the neck, chin, abdomen, back, buttocks, thighs, arms and ankles. Usually done through a small incision in the skin through which a cannula connected to a vacuum is applied, it can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures. After liposuction your body is going to be really swollen for at least 2 to 4 months after your surgery. It is important for you to wear your compression garment for at least 6 months, the first 3 months 24/7 and then the last 3 months at least 12 hours per day for your body get use to not having the faja for so many time. When you remove it, your body can get swollen and also you can have pain. Remember to also compress your body to prevent a seroma which is an accumulation of liquid that has to be drained, it is hard to touch and also really painful. Bruises are completely normal for almost 3 months from surgery, that’s why is better for you to use a bruising cream and apply it all over your body 3 times a day. To prevent bad circulation and swollen legs, use compression socks. Brazilian butt lift can be performed with the same procedure and for a month it will be swollen and it will drop a little bit without losing it’s shape if you use your garment.. If you’re going to perform liposuction on your inner, outer, anterior, lateral, postetior thighs, be careful and consult with your surgeon what’s best for you, sometimes we have more extra skin than fat, that can cause severe sagginess on our legs, which can be only be reversed performing a thigh lift!

Tania Medina de Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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