When considering ways to shape your stomach or midsection with the assistance of a combination procedure, there are two popular options to consider. Liposuction and the tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) are the two most effective procedures for body contouring. Often times, these popular body-contouring procedures can be combined together for maximum results.

The best way to determine which options are best for you is to consult with plastic surgeons Dr. Hustak and Dr. Wentworth.

One of the biggest determining factors in deciding the necessity for a combination procedure is the amount of excess skin that may be present around the midsection. If there is a reasonable expectation that your skin’s elasticity is effective enough to recover from the fat reduction via liposuction, then a combination procedure may not be preferred. In this case, liposuction alone would be the best option.

A tummy tuck involves removing excess skin through a relatively small incision above the pelvis. Another benefit to this procedure is that Dr. Hustak and Dr. Wentworth can also tighten the abdominal walls, which may have weakened over time or from a prior pregnancy. This, along with the tightening of the skin, can leave your tummy looking flat and smooth for the summer months ahead.

Contact us at our office in Houston if you have questions about liposuction, the tummy tuck, or one of our other available combination procedures.