Can A Tummy Tuck Improve Abdominal Contouring?

Did you know you can combine the two of cosmetic surgery’s most frequently sought-after treatments for body contouring at BEAUTY by BUFORD? Yes, it’s true! You can get liposuction and a tummy tuck to improve abdominal contouring and other concerns all in one day. 

Tummy Surgery 101

At BEAUTY by BUFORD, our team prioritizes clear, honest, and thorough patient education so you can make intelligent, well-informed decisions regarding your body and treatment journey. Before we get into the benefits of a dual operation, let’s first make sure we’re all on the same page about what the two procedures are and how they set themselves apart from each other.

What Is A Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, medically known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to sculpt the abdomen into a more aesthetically pleasing shape. This is achieved by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the muscles in the abdominal wall for a flatter and more flattering midsection. 

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction has a similar purpose as tummy tuck surgery; however, how it goes about it and its results differ from the tummy tuck. 

Liposuction’s two most notable distinctions from the tummy tuck are it does not remove saggy, loose skin or tighten the abdominal area, and it can be performed on various parts of the body, such as the thigh, hips, back, tummy, and knees. It focuses on removing unwanted fat that diet and exercise alone have been unable to address. 

To learn more about these customizable body contouring options, feel free to enjoy some of our past blogs, including “History of the Tummy Tuck,” “How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Tummy Tuck?”, and “Can Liposuction Help With Weight Loss?

Can A Tummy Tuck Improve Abdominal Contouring?

Combining The Two

The good news is that you don’t have to worry about choosing between the two—you can have both surgeries at the same time if it would help you accomplish your body contouring dreams! Tackling multiple points for insecurity or concern in one go has many advantages beyond spending less time in a Denver plastic surgery office.

The Benefits of Combination Surgery

  • Cut Cost & Recovery In “Half”: Opting for a two-for-one surgery significantly reduces your cost and recovery time. Instead of having to pay for anesthesia and facilities twice, you can pay once and receive twice the benefits. You’ll also only have one recovery period instead of two, so you won’t have to take as much time off work or pay for double the follow-up visits.
  • Everything At Once For Complimentary Results: Performed together, these procedures address multiple concerns in one fell swoop. Liposuction removes stubborn fat deposits all over the body, while a tummy tuck tightens abdominal muscles and removes extra skin, providing a more thorough transformation.
  • Higher Satisfaction When It’s All Said & Done: Patients often report greater happiness with their results when combining these procedures because of the more proportionate and natural look the two-for-one offers by improving several areas in a singular swoop. 

If you’re anything like us, you’re busy and prefer to have what you want sooner rather than later. Taking advantage of simultaneous procedures can keep your schedule on track and your life moving along.

Who Are Good Candidates For Surgery?

Dr. Buford and his team have seen these surgeries, individually and combined, help so many men and women in the Denver area meet their aesthetic goals and feel confident and happy with their appearance. However, they’re not the best option for everybody. When determining your eligibility, Dr. Buford will consider the following factors:

  • Overall Health: Ideal candidates should be in good overall health. This means no severe medical conditions or habits (like smoking or excess alcohol consumption) that could impair healing or increase surgical risks. In order to preserve the longevity of your results, you must also be prepared to maintain a healthy lifestyle with proper diet & exercise—you don’t want the fat deposits to return!
  • Stable Weight: Neither procedure replaces a healthy weight loss program. Both surgeries are only recommended if you are close to or at your desired weight. If you’re not quite there or have trouble shedding the pounds, you might want to try our Slim Shot Weight Loss program before considering liposuction and tummy tucks! 
  • Excess Skin and Fat: Candidates for a tummy tuck often have excess skin and fat around the abdomen, particularly after significant weight loss or pregnancy. If you don’t have loose skin that refuses to “shrink,” you could only need liposuction. 
  • Localized Fat Deposits: Liposuction candidates usually have stubborn fat pockets that don’t respond to diet and exercise. These healthy habits should always be tried first!
  • Realistic Objectives: Understanding what the procedures can and cannot do is crucial. Dr. Buford and his team stress the importance of remembering that most social media “influencers” are editing or manipulating their appearance in photos. Trying to achieve something that simply isn’t attainable or healthy can make you unhappy with your experience and results. We encourage you to still bring in inspo photos, as Dr. Buford can help you decipher the possible from the impossible.

If you are concerned that you do not meet the qualifications for liposuction, tummy tuck, or both, don’t fret! We also offer non-surgical body contouring options, like EON, Aveli, and Renuvion Skin Tightening!

Can A Tummy Tuck Improve Abdominal Contouring?

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Through our wide range of surgical and non-surgical services, achieving your beauty dreams is within reach at BEAUTY by BUFORD.

Schedule your cosmetic consultation with us in Denver today and find out how we can surpass your expectations.