Are you dieting and exercising, but you’re just not seeing the results you want, especially in your tummy? If you’ve ever considered plastic surgery in Brandon, FL, you may also consider whether a tummy tuck or liposuction would best address the collection of fat and excess skin on your abdomen.

The good news? You don’t have to choose! The combination of a tummy tuck and liposuction is a very safe and satisfying procedure. Now, you don’t have to consider choosing between the two depending on your excess fat or skin. Most patients elect to do both!

Difference Between Liposuction & Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, or an abdominoplasty near Riverview, FL, should never be confused with liposuction. There are two very different procedures that cannot replace each other. In a general context, liposuction removes excess fat and a tummy tuck flattens the stomach and repairs underlying muscles.

Tummy tucks are the recommended procedure for sagging skin or lower protruding abdominal wall tissues. Liposuction can be performed on various parts of the body to remove unwanted fat deposits for a more aesthetically pleasing body contour. Whether it’s the abdomen, hips, thighs, or flanks, liposuction can sculpt basically every area of the body. Once removed, these fat cells will not grow back in the treatment area.

The Safety of Combined Procedures

Many patients in the Tampa Bay area are concerned of the safety while performing multiple procedures at the same time. Research has shown that combined procedures are not significantly less safe than one procedure when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon in an accredited surgical facility. That is why procedures, such as the Mommy Makeover, have become increasingly popular.

The benefits of combining procedures in comparison to separate procedures, include an overall shorter recovery time, a reduced time under general or local anesthetic, and cost-effective when patients must pay surgical, anesthesia, and staff fees once.

The Beauty of Combination

The results of combining a tummy tuck and VASER liposuction are incomparable. It addresses multiple concerns within one surgery. And while the recovery may be more extensive, the results are more dramatic than one procedure can accomplish alone.


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Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shienbaum has over 30 years of experience in various Cosmetic Plastic Surgical procedures, including Liposuction Breast Augmentation Tummy Tuck Brazilian Butt Lifts Mommy Makeovers and more. Providing service to the entire Tampa Bay area, including Brandon, Riverview, Tampa, and Lakeland, Florida, to find out more about the procedures near you, please visit