Can I Get a Tummy Tuck Without Liposuction?

Side view full length of beautiful woman in black swimsuitEspecially around the midsection and abdomen, stubborn body fat can be challenging to eliminate and may keep you from achieving the shape and look you desire. Although a healthy diet and adequate exercise are necessary to reduce overall body fat, they alone do not always eliminate enough fat around the abdomen.

If you are looking at surgical options to sculpt your abdomen and stomach area, tummy tuck and liposuction are two of the most performed cosmetic surgical procedures to remove stubborn and unwanted body fat.

Although they can, and are often, combined into one surgery, many people prefer to avoid as much surgery as possible. If you want a sculpted and toned look to your abdomen but want to avoid liposuction, a tummy tuck can be performed on its own.

You can still achieve very good results, but there are certain things to remember if you decide to get a tummy tuck without liposuction. Firstly, a tummy tuck does very little to remove unwanted and stubborn body fat around the abdomen. Although occasionally, a significant amount of skin and tissue is removed, fat below the layers of skin will remain.

If you are looking to reshape the sides of your midsection and get rid of love handles or other areas of fat, a tummy tuck alone may not be enough to deliver the desired results. Especially if your aim is overall body contouring, adding liposuction to your tummy tuck may be the best option.

By trying to reach your target weight and lose enough body fat through diet and exercise before your procedure, you will have the best chance of only needing a tummy tuck to reach your goals.

The doctors at UMass Memorial Cosmetic Surgery Center in Worcester, MA, have the skills and experience necessary to help create the perfect cosmetic surgery plan to meet your aesthetic needs while keeping your concerns in mind. Call the office at 508-334-5990 or visit to schedule an appointment to see if a tummy tuck or liposuction is best for you.

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