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Can I Combine a Tummy Tuck with Other Cosmetic Procedures?

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) in St. Augustine, FLUndergoing plastic surgery can sometimes be overwhelming, which is why many of our patients desire to get multiple procedures done at once. When procedures are combined, it cuts down on the patient’s overall costs, downtime and recovery period compared to undergoing each procedure alone in succession. Let’s go over which treatments you can combine with a tummy tuck procedure to get optimal results in a relatively short amount of time.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a surgical cosmetic procedure that tightens and flattens the patient’s midsection. During a tummy tuck, an incision is made from hip to hip just above the patient’s pubic area. Through this incision, Dr. Vu strengthens the abdominal muscles before pulling the skin tight over the abdomen and trimming away the excess skin and tissues. Many patients opt to get a tummy tuck after losing a significant amount of weight or after having kids.

Combining Cosmetic Procedures

Many patients opt to combine their tummy tuck procedures with other cosmetic procedures to enhance their overall results. The following procedures can be done at the same time as your tummy tuck to give you the ultimate rejuvenated appearance.

  • Tummy Tuck with Liposuction

Oftentimes, it’s a given that our patients undergo liposuction in conjunction with their tummy tuck. Liposuction helps to remove those stubborn pockets of fat in our abdominal area, further sculpting our midsection for the ultimate flat tummy.

  • Tummy Tuck with Breast Enhancement

Patients who choose to get a tummy tuck because of a massive weight loss or pregnancy also choose to get a breast enhancement procedure with it. Either a breast lift or breast reduction can help perk up the breasts, giving them a more rejuvenated appearance that better suits the patient’s frame post-tummy tuck.

  • Tummy Tuck with Lower Body Lift

A lower body lift is a cosmetic procedure in which excess skin around the buttocks, back, and thighs are removed from the body, producing a more contoured and slim appearance. Patients often choose to undergo a tummy tuck in addition to their lower body lift do so to create a seamless transition into having a newly contoured appearance.

Is Combination Therapy Right for Me?

If you’re looking to reveal the body you’ve worked hard to achieve through a regular exercise routine and balanced diet, combination therapy might be right for you. The benefits of combination therapy, including a shorter recovery period and packaged cost for more than one procedure, far outweigh the benefits of getting each procedure done alone. The best way to find out if combination therapy is right for you is to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Vu today.

Starting to wonder what other procedures you can combine together for the ultimate look? Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Vu for your customized treatment plan.