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Oftentimes the terms tummy tucks and liposuction are thrown around interchangeably. And while they are related, not every tummy tuck will need liposuction and vice versa. So…how do you know if liposuction may be right for you? Let’s start with an explanation of what it is.

Liposuction is a surgery to remove fat in the “love handle” area and reduce the abdominal and hip fat that isn’t removed with a tummy tuck procedure. It’s ideal for moms who don’t have widened abdominal muscles or a lot of stretched-out skin from pregnancy and don’t need a tummy tuck. The procedure can also reduce areas of fat around the “bra strap” area, as well as remove fat from the thighs and buttocks. It is also used to improve the appearance of cellulite in the thighs.*

How Does It Work?

Liposuction means, literally, fat removal by suction, performed using specialized techniques and protocol. Several types of techniques and equipment are in use today, with various names or acronyms that seem to improve their marketability, not necessarily the results. The most popular are laser, power-assisted, or ultrasonic-assisted. For larger areas, I often prefer to use ultrasonic-assisted liposuction in combination with the well-proven tumescent anesthesia method.

Things to Consider

Since we are dealing with surgery, I always ask that my prospective patients do some self-reflection when it comes to the procedure they are considering.

Regarding liposuction, here are some questions for you to honestly answer:

  • Have you made a real effort to lose weight?
  • Are you within 20 percent of your ideal body weight?
  • Do you have type 2 diabetes? Are you a smoker? Both can limit your wound-healing ability.
  • Are your love handles and other stubborn fat deposits really upsetting you?
  • Do you have realistic expectations? Liposuction can only remove small amounts of fat in selected areas. It isn’t weight loss surgery.
  • Will you continue to eat well and exercise after the liposuction? Weight gain will undo the benefits.
  • Have you had previous abdominal surgeries or radiation treatment that produced scar tissue that could complicate the procedure?

The main thing to understand: liposuction isn’t meant to be a major weight-loss solution. Instead, it is appropriate for an individual who has been striving to live a healthy lifestyle filled with eating well, working out, and achieving close to her pre-baby weight.

To learn more about this procedure, feel free to contact Music City Plastic Surgery. Are you longing for your post-baby body? Take my Mommy Makeover quiz

Music City Plastic Surgery
3803 Bedford Ave, Suite 102 | Nashville, TN 37215
Phone: (615) 567-7586
Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

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"The staff and Dr. Burgdorf are very professional and the facility is clean, comfortable and discreet." - Nikki B. nikki 5 star review
"Dr. Burgdorf and his staff are absolutely amazing. I have never felt more comfortable with any doctor, than I am with Dr. Burgdorf." - Chelsea A. chelsea 5 star review
"Dr. Burgdorf and all his staff are amazing! I had filler in my face for the first time, needless to say I was very nervous! They took such good care of me and I know spent extra time and I look amazing! Thanks so much and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!" - Dottie D. dottie 5 star review
"Dr. Burgdorf, Aimee, and Lindsay are the most fun, welcoming, and knowledgeable staff I have ever encountered in my life!! All the results are so natural, they treat everyone like a top priority and it means a lot!" - Freeman F. freeman 5 star review
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"I love them! Dr. Burgdorf is very sweet and a true professional! YOU MUST ALSO READ his BOOK, The Mommy Makeover! I met Aimee and she is fabulous. I had a hyrdrofacial and was very happy! I can not wait to do it again! They are friendly and very helpful!" - Eva R. eva 5 star review
"The staff and Dr. Burgdorf are very professional and the facility is clean, comfortable and discreet." - Nikki B. nikki b 5 star review
"Dr. Burgdorf and his staff are absolutely amazing. I have never felt more comfortable with any doctor, than I am with Dr. Burgdorf." - Chelsea A. chelsea a 5 star review

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Music City Plastic Surgery. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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Dr. Michael Burgdorf
3803 Bedford Ave, Suite 102,
Nashville, TN 37215

615.567.7586

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

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Dr. Michael Burgdorf
3803 Bedford Ave, Suite 102,
Nashville, TN 37215

615.567.7586

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

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