Getting a tummy tuck after a liposuction is one of the things that both men and women usually do to achieve a leaner and trimmer body. There is a reason why it is better to do it this way than to just have the liposuction and no other follow up operation. This is especially true for people who may have a decidedly larger paunch than others.

Before the Liposuction

Before an individual gets a liposuction in the abdomen, there has to be a good reason for this. Surgeons will be frank with their patients when it comes to whether they need the lipo or not. For those with just a slight paunch in the gut, the surgeon may suggest an effective exercise program and a healthy diet in order to diminish the stomach fat. Stomach fat is one of the last places that slims down which is why it is seemingly difficult to trim down in this area if one is just starting to lose weight. The tummy tuck procedure is usually recommended for individuals who have an excessive amount of loose, sagging skin after the lipoplasty procedure. Contrary to popular belief, liposuction does not result in a trim and lean abdomen immediately especially if the individual has large abdominal to start with. Lipo can only take away the fat that makes up the paunch; it does not take away the saggy, loose skin, which is the result of taking away the fat cells from the area.


There are certain conditions that surgeons like to have in a patient before they proceed with a tummy tuck. These conditions include, but are not limited to, loose sagging skin, a good exercise program and diet program being followed by the patient, elastic and supple skin which heals fast and can handle the surgery as well as have little or no under conditions or conditions . The loose sagging skin is what the surgeon takes away during the abdominoplasty procedure. It is important that the surgeon be aware of the limits of what can be taken away and what should not be because it can result to an unsightly abdomen if too much is taken away. The right exercise program and correct diet are also important factors before a tummy tuck because these are the basis of how long the results of the procedure can last. A person who is intent of maintaining weight and keeping the fat off is a good candidate for this kind of surgery. The condition of the patient's skin needs to be optimal in order for the healing to be fast and have no negative side effects on the skin. Underlying conditions such as diabetes and heart disease can put a damper on the patient's desire to undertake the operation. Circulatory problems can also be an issue when under major operations. The same can be said for individuals who might have some emotional or psychological issues with how they look. They might have expectations that are much too high.