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Should You Always Add Liposuction to a Tummy Tuck?

If you’re thinking about getting a tummy tuck, you might be wondering whether or not you should add liposuction into the mix. This combination body contouring procedure is incredibly popular for several reasons. But should every tummy tuck include liposuction? Use this quick guide to help you decide.

Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction

Understanding the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction will help you choose which one — or both — is right for you. A tummy tuck on its own can remove and tighten loose skin, as well as repair separated abdominal muscle tissue if needed.

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3 Ways Cosmetic Treatments Can Actually Make You Look Older

The goal of cosmetic treatments is to help you look like a more refreshed and revitalized version of yourself. But in the hands of an inexperienced provider, these same treatments could actually make you look more aged and tired than you really are.

So, how do you avoid this? Choose an experienced plastic surgeon who will steer you clear of making these all too common mistakes.

1. Too Much Filler

If a little filler is good, a lot of filler will be even better, right? Wrong! In the case of injectable fillers, a little really does go a long way.

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What’s the Real Story about Swelling after a Tummy Tuck?

Swelling after a tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is quite typical for a surgery this extensive. How long swelling lasts after a tummy tuck depends on many different factors. Understanding why swelling occurs may help you to better prepare mentally and have more realistic expectations for your recovery and results.

Swelling after a Tummy Tuck Is Normal

Swelling in the abdominal area is perfectly normal and expected after a tummy tuck. In this area of the body, the blood vessels and lymphatic vessels work as a drainage system for fluids. During a tummy tuck,

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If You Only Get Lipo on Your Belly, Will Your Proportions Look Off?

Are you planning a body contouring procedure, but aren’t quite sure where you can get liposuction or if lipo is even the right solution for you? Keep these three tips in mind to help you choose the right cosmetic procedure and options for you.

1. Know Your Goals

The first step is to clearly outline your goals for your final results and understand the limitations of cosmetic procedures. Liposuction can be an excellent body contouring tool for areas like your abdomen, waist, hips and thighs, but it’s not going to help you lose significant weight.

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3 Questions to Ask at Your Tummy Tuck Consultation

Your tummy tuck consultation is your opportunity not only to get to know Dr. Eric Mariotti and his qualifications, but also to ask all of the burning questions you’ve ever had about the surgery, the recovery, the results and your specific situation. It can be totally overwhelming! But if you have these 3 tummy tuck consultation questions on deck, you can feel comfortable that you got the most out of your time with Dr. Mariotti.

1. Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

The first question to ask at your tummy tuck consultation is whether or not you’d be a good candidate for the surgery.

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What’s a Liquid Facelift & Do You Need One?

When the first signs of aging show up on your face, you might consider nonsurgical treatments that’ll help to keep you looking youthful without much — if any — downtime. The liquid facelift is becoming more and more popular for this very reason. If you’re not quite sure what this is or if it could be right for you, take a look at these common liquid facelift FAQs to help you decide.

What’s Included in a Liquid Facelift?

There isn’t a set list of treatments that have to be included in a liquid facelift, so you can customize yours to suit your unique needs and goals.

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4 Tips to Ease Back into Your Workout after a Tummy Tuck

Once you’ve had your tummy tuck, it’s tempting to want to jump right back into the gym and make your midsection look even better with ab workouts and exercise. But it’s important to let yourself heal, and your muscles repair after surgery. Here are four simple steps to help ease you back into your workout routine after tummy tuck surgery.

1. Listen to Your Doctor

First and foremost, when it comes to exercise after a tummy tuck, you’ve got to listen to your doctor. Don’t take your recovery plan into your own hands. Work with your surgeon on when and how to get back into your exercise routine and lean on their expertise.

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How to Save on Liposuction Without Compromising Safety

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.

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