Four Reasons Dr. Ravi Always Recommends Liposuction with a Tummy Tuck for Best Results

August 20, 2021Why Consider Lipo with a Tummuy Tuck


Tummy tuck surgery is designed to remove bulky and sagging skin from the midsection of the body. In some instances, a tummy tuck may be used to reattach abdominal muscles that have separated due to pregnancy or weight gain. The procedure may also be useful in the reduction of stretch marks. Tummy tuck does not address excess fat in and around the belly.

Why Add Liposuction to Abdominoplasty?

Liposuction eliminates stubborn deposits of fat permanently. This is reason enough to consider adding liposuction to your tummy tuck procedure. It is not, however, the only reason.

Liposuction in combination with abdominoplasty:

  • Produces ideal contours. Excess fat hides underlying tissue and promotes a lumpy and uneven appearance, even after the skin has been tightened. Adding liposuction to tummy tuck surgery helps to ensure the most ideally contoured frame. Ravi utilized Vaser High-Definition Liposuction for his patient, so his results are far superior to traditional liposuction alone.
  • Can be used on multiple areas. Removing fat deposits from areas adjacent to the belly can serve to enhance your abdominoplasty results. This includes the hips, thighs, buttocks, and upper arms
  • Allows for fat harvesting. If you are undergoing a buttock fat transfer (BBL) or breast augmentation with fat transfer at the same time as your tummy tuck surgery, the fat harvested with the liposuction is what allows for those additional procedures.
  • Helps reduce recovery time. Instead of having several surgical procedures, adding liposuction to abdominoplasty allows for one recovery period, helping to reduce trauma and working to get you back to your normal activities more quickly.

Dr. Ravi Customizes Each Procedure

Adding liposuction to tummy tuck helps produce optimal results and is almost always recommended by our board-certified plastic surgeon. Other body and breast treatments, such as fat grafting, augmentation, and additional lift procedures, are recommended when they would be useful in helping you reach your goals.

Dr. Ravi takes time to truly listen to each patient’s desires, enabling him to suggest the surgical and non-surgical options that are most likely to produce specific results. During your initial consultation, he will listen to your concerns, fully assess your problem areas, and make recommendations based on your personal needs.

Please call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics at 281-242-1061 to schedule your initial consultation at our Houston office today. We welcome patients from The Woodlands, Katy, Sugar Land, Memorial, and all surrounding areas of Texas.

Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, are Board-Certified Physicians, while using a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and AVÉLI ® Cellulite treatment. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

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