Can liposuction be combined with other procedures?
Dr. Darren Smith / July 24, 2020
The short answer is “yes.” The longer answer is “it depends on what kind of procedure.” In general, liposuction (read more about the procedure here) can be combined with any procedure as long as it does not compromise the quality of that procedure or result in a total operative time that exceeds the limits of safety. The most common kind of procedure to combine with liposuction of one area is probably liposuction of multiple areas. For example, it is very common to perform liposuction of the abdomen, waste and back at the same time. The arms and legs can often be treated during the same surgery as well. The extent of these procedures is governed by safety, and as long as excessive overall volume is not removed and the procedure does not take a dangerously long time, multi-area liposuction like this can be performed very safely by an expert in body contouring. Liposuction is also very frequently combined with breast surgery like breast augmentation (read more here), breast lift (read more here), or breast reduction (read more here). Liposuction of multiple areas and even of the abdomen itself can also be combined with a tummy tuck (read more here) as long as the procedure is carefully planned so that the liposuction does not jeopardize the blood supply of the abdominoplasty flap.