Posted on February 20, 2019

How to Save on Liposuction Without Compromising Safety

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You shouldn’t have to sacrifice safety to save money on liposuction. There are plenty of ways to save money on liposuction. Here are some financial tips to consider when planning your procedure.

1. Don’t Make Sacrifices for the Sake of Your Bank Account

First and foremost, this is your body. Your liposuction procedure is not the expense to make sacrifices and compromise safety. Above all, you want to feel comfortable with your plastic surgeon. Research their qualifications and ask plenty of questions during your consultation. Don’t sacrifice quality and experience to save a few bucks.

2. Look for Specials, Promotions and Discounts

Once you’ve found a liposuction surgeon you trust, keep your eye out for promotions and discounts. Many practices run specials on procedures. Sign up for their email list to stay on top of any upcoming specials, discounts and promotions. You can also ask about military discounts or any other offers.

3. Bundle Procedures for Savings

To save money on liposuction, consider bundling it with other procedures. You could add liposuction to a drain-free tummy tuck to combine procedures, save money and see results. Not only could this help cut down on surgery costs, bundling procedures can cut your recovery down to one recovery period over two or more.

Bundling procedures can help to lighten the load on your recovery and your bank account.

4. Find a Financial Plan That Works for You

Many practices offer financing options that can help you afford the cost of your liposuction. Talk to the staff at your plastic surgeon’s office to see what plans are available and what works best for you. Many people are also able to work liposuction into their regular budgets with a little bit of foresight and saving.  Consider your options and consider your safety while making your decision.

 






Posted on November 22, 2018

Should You Add Liposuction to Your Drain-Free Tummy Tuck?



Liposuction and abdominoplasty go hand-in-hand and are often combined into one convenient body contouring procedure. If you’re already planning a drain-free tummy tuck, should lipo be part of the plan, too? This quick guide should help you answer this common question.

What’s the Difference between Liposuction and a Tummy Tuck?

First, it’s important to understand the difference between these two procedures and how one can complement the other. Liposuction is a body contouring treatment that removes the perfect amount of unwanted fat cells from the targeted area to create a slimmer and more toned look. Liposuction does not address excess skin or loose muscle tissue.

That’s where a tummy tuck comes in. This procedure trims away excess skin and can also repair loose or separated abdominal muscle tissue, which can occur following pregnancy or massive weight loss. Abdominoplasty does not remove unwanted fat, unless combined with liposuction.

The drain-free tummy tuck technique offers a simpler, more comfortable recovery.

Benefits of Combining Lipo and Abdominoplasty

Adding lipo to your drain-free tummy tuck can help you see enhanced results by removing stubborn fat as well as excess skin. This is a very common combination procedure, and it shouldn’t affect your healing time. Plus, getting two procedures at once saves time and money, since you’ll only need one anesthesia and one surgery to reap the benefits of both.

If you’re still on the fence about including liposuction with your tummy tuck, talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience with body contouring treatments. They should be able to steer you in the right direction so you can see the excellent results you’re hoping for.

 






Posted on October 22, 2018

A Tummy Tuck or a Mommy Makeover? How to Decide

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You know you want to do something about unsightly excess skin and weakened abdominal muscles, but you’re not sure if a tummy tuck or mommy makeover is the right solution to your problem. Ask yourself these three questions to help you figure out the answer to your tummy tuck vs. mommy makeover debate once and for all.

Where Are Your Trouble Spots?

The main difference between a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, and a mommy makeover is the area(s) that they treat. As its name suggests, abdominoplasty addresses your abdominal area and can remove and tighten loose skin and muscle tissue in this area.

A mommy makeover is a combination of multiple procedures, that includes a breast procedure and a body procedure. A tummy tuck is often included in a mommy makeover, along with either a breast enhancement, breast lift or breast reduction and, often times, liposuction.

If you have stretch marks that happen to be located in the area of skin that is removed during a tummy tuck, getting rid of them is a bonus.

What’s Your Timeline Like?

If you’re already thinking about getting a tummy tuck and another procedure like breast implants, scheduling them together in a mommy makeover could be your best bet. A mommy makeover typically only requires one surgery and one recovery period.

On the other hand, you might be able to get back to work a little sooner if you just get a tummy tuck or even a mini tummy tuck. Your mommy makeover recovery period might take a little longer, depending on which procedures you included.

What Does Your Plastic Surgeon Recommend?

The best way to decide which body contouring procedure is right for you is to sit down with an experienced plastic surgeon and discuss your goals. He or she should be able to help you pick the right procedure and help you start planning.

 






Posted on October 2, 2018

Why Having Too Much Lipo Is a Thing You Really Don’t Want to Do

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If a little bit of lipo gets you slim and trim, then a whole lot of lipo will get you even slimmer, right? Unfortunately, that’s not quite how liposuction works. This popular body contouring treatment does have its limitations and like most good things, it is possible to have too much liposuction. Here’s why.

Liposuction Isn’t for Weight Loss

Liposuction can work wonders for stubborn pockets of fat that don’t seem to budge, even with a healthy diet and exercise regimen. But if you’re trying to lose a significant amount of weight, lipo isn’t an effective solution.

Liposuction is able to remove areas of subcutaneous, or “pinchable” fat that is located just beneath your skin. Deeper visceral fat cannot be addressed through liposuction and will require diet and exercise and/or bariatric surgery to remove. Thus, the best candidates for this procedure will already be close to their target weight.

Some of the most popular areas to get lipo are the love handles, waist, abdomen and thighs.

You Could Get Less Than Perfect Results

The amount of fat that you can safely and effectively remove through liposuction will depend on your specific body type, BMI and goals. However, getting too much lipo could create a rippled appearance on your skin, which can be difficult to fix without surgery or a skin tightening procedure.

Make sure you work with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon for your liposuction procedure. He or she can provide guidance on how much liposuction might be too much and how to get the best possible results.