Have a Total Tummy Tuck by Combining Surgery and VASER Lipo

logoAre you struggling to find a workout or diet that gives you flat abs and a sleek silhouette? In truth, it may be impossible for some people to get a toned core due to the after-effects of pregnancy or weight loss.

We’ve got a solution—the VASER Assisted Tummy Tuck! Let’s talk about how this combined approach might be your best tummy tuck option. Dr. Buford utilizes tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery plus an advanced liposuction technique to target the following issues:

  • Loose skin and muscles. With the standard tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), Dr. Buford removes excess skin and tightens the underlying musculature through an incision low on the abdomen. This degree of tightening is necessary when that group of abdominal muscles has become weakened or separated, as often happens during pregnancy. Sagging skin can develop as a result of childbearing or from a dramatic weight loss, when the skin is unable to regain its elasticity.
  • Spot fat deposits. While the standard tummy tuck repairs the abdomen, you may also have fatty deposits that affect the appearance of your core, such as love handles or a muffin top. These areas are not addressed during traditional tummy tuck surgery. To treat these problem spots, you can combine lipo and tummy tuck procedures to create a shapely, toned appearance.

For this combo approach, Dr. Buford prefers VASER liposuction, an ultrasound-assisted lipo procedure to suction the targeted fat from the body. The ultrasonic technology allows him to see and skirt tissues such as nerves that might be at risk during traditional liposuction—this next-generation type of lipoplasty specifically targets fat alone. Because VASER lipo avoids your healthy tissue, bruising and swelling is reduced, and recovery time is lessened.

During the procedure, Dr Buford can refine and even accentuate the appearance of the repaired abdominal muscles by utilizing VASER lipo. The two techniques complement and enhance each other by redefining the torso’s profile.

If you have fat deposits on the hips or thighs instead of your tummy, VASER liposuction can create a sleek and shapely lower body, too. And of course Dr. Buford offers a Mommy Makeover package that could include these procedures as well.

You can remember the goal of a tummy tuck-and-lipo package like this: a tummy tuck tones, and liposuction sculpts. Used together, the two procedures may be able to contour your midsection far more than either alone can do. Dr. Buford has considerable experience with developing the right combination of procedures to help you achieve your aesthetic goals; please contact the office to schedule a consultationation.