Why You Should Get Liposuction With Your Tummy Tuck, Way back in the day, when I was training, I was told never to do liposuction with the tummy tuck at the same time because it could interfere with the blood flow to the tissues, and you could have a piece of skin die.
Once I got out in practice though, I quickly realized that liposuction was absolutely necessary, to get a good results with a tummy tuck and there are two reasons why.
First of all, when you do a tummy tuck you flatten out the tummy quite nicely. If you don’t do anything to the love handles, okay, which don’t really change.
They suddenly become more prominent and obvious. Number two is, when we do a tummy tuck, I remove skin from the pubic area to approximately the level of your belly button. And then we’ll take that upper skin and fat and bring it down to the pubic area. If you pinch the fat and skin next to your belly button you’ll see that it’s quite thick.
Then if you pinch the skin next to your pubic area you’ll see its quite thin. So, if you don’t thin out that upper skin and fat, what’ll happen is after the surgery, you’ll see that from the side your stomach comes down like this and when you get to the incision it sort of jogs it. Which kinda defeats the purpose.
We would like it to be quite smooth. So, soon into practice I started doing liposuction with every tummy tuck that I perform. And I can tell you with certainty, after at least a thousand tummy tucks I have never had a patient who lost a piece of skin.
Knock on wood. Interestingly, over the years, gradually papers were published in the plastic surgery medical journals showing that liposuction and a t. tuck, in the medical literature it’s called lipoabdominoplasty, was actually a very safe technique.