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tummy tuck is the go-to procedure for resolving problems with lax abdominal muscles, stretched-out skin or other appearance concerns that can’t be resolved with diet or exercise. These extra touches can help take your tummy tuck results to the next level.


Combining liposuction with a tummy tuck is a procedure known as lipoabdominoplasty, and it’s becoming increasingly popular. Although a tummy tuck performed on its own is great for nipping in the waistline, ensuring sleek contours through the surrounding transition areas—the love handles, thighs and flanks—is just as important for the most flattering final shape.


The mound that sits just above your pubis can contribute to a lower belly paunch. While a tummy tuck addresses the upper and lower abdomen to create a firmer belly, fatty deposits in the mons can detract from your results.

When you include mons pubis surgery with your tummy tuck, the entire lower torso takes on a more streamlined appearance from belly button all the way to bikini line. The mons pubis can be reduced using liposuction or surgical excision, depending on the level of correction desired. For examples of various approaches to treating the mons, see this YouTube video.

Breast Enhancement

The combination of breast enhancement plus a tummy tuck is known as a mommy makeover and is designed with counteracting the impact of childbirth and pregnancy in mind. Although a mommy makeover is actually a customized combination of procedures that are unique to every individual’s goals, the breast-belly combination is the most commonly performed. A boost in breast size or lift in placement can perfectly complement your slimmer midsection for a curvy, feminine look that gives you a younger-looking figure to boot. In instances where a modest increase in breast size is requested, all three procedures can be combined by achieving breast augmentation with fat acquired via liposuction of the hips and abdomen.

Author: Dr. Otto Placik

Dr. Otto Placik is a Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Chicago, a leader in the field of body sculpting, and is recognized for his artistry in a wide range of modern cosmetic enhancements.


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