Having a tummy tuck with lipo to hips. Do I need lipo to my back? (photo)

I am travelling to Poland in january for a tummy tuck with lipo to hips. Looking through tummy tuck pics I cant find anyone who is a similar shape to me. Can I expect good results do I need extra lipo on my back? Thankyou.

Doctor Answers 3

Having a tummy tuck with lipo to hips. Do I need lipo to my back?

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I think liposuction of the back would improve your result.

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Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Liposuction of the back with abdominoplasty

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The hips which typically include the lower back along the top of the buttocks, and the flanks are areas which are commonly treated with liposuction at the same time as a tummy tuck.  I think you would benefit from liposuction of both of these areas (lower and upper back) with your tummy tuck.

Better to do the abdomen as a whole

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Having looked at your photos, I would recommend doing lipo of the back and flanks as well. the roll beneath your bra line would limit the appearance of your abdomen. I usually recommend doing all of one are completely for the best result. So, I would do lipo of the back, front and an abdominoplasty rather than stopping short of a complete correction. It may cost more and be a bit more uncomfortable, but it will ultimately be worth your efffort.


Peter D. Geldner, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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