How Will My Bella Body Lift (Lipoabdominoplasty) Work?

Maryland Plastic Surgeon serving Washington DC, & Virginia including Alexandria and Fairfax.


If you are looking to eradicate any stubborn fat deposits from your midsection and tone that particular area of your anatomy, then our Bella Body Lift may be an excellent option. Dr. Michael Chiaramonte, our board-certified plastic surgeon, combines liposuction with a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedure in way that saves you time, costs less than two separate procedures, and contours your body to meet your aesthetic goals.

To learn more about our Bella Body Lift, Maryland and Northern Virginia residents can visit our stunning National Harbor, MD office. Call (301) 567-6767 for your complimentary personal consultation.

What a Traditional Tummy Tuck Does

There are a number of reasons why your abdominal area can lose its elasticity and begin to droop. It could be due to genetic factors, a major weight loss, the aging process, and even pregnancy and childbirth. Traditionally, abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery designed to correct these aesthetic issues.

For a traditional tummy tuck, Dr. Chiaramonte first creates your horizontal incision which extends from hipbone to hipbone in the pubic area. When you have recovered, this incision is easily hidden as it is placed below your bikini line. To tighten any separated or weak abdominal muscles, sutures are placed in the connective tissue.

Once that part of your cosmetic surgery is complete, Dr. Chiaramonte will eliminate any excess abdominal skin and adjust your navel to align with your contoured abdomen. The original incision is then closed with stitches.

What Liposuction Alone Can Do

To target excess fat removal, liposuction alone can work well. It is a proven technique which provides patients with effective results quickly. Many people find that with targeted exercise and a healthy lifestyle, liposuction helps them achieve their body contouring goals.

With the liposuction process, Dr. Michael Chiaramonte makes a tiny incision in your targeted area. Once that is completed, he inserts a cannula (thin, hollow tube) to suction out the unwanted fat beneath the skin. This can be accomplished with either laser energy or ultrasonic vibrations which help to remove the fat.

With a Bella Body Lift, Dr. Chiaramonte avoids having to make any secondary incisions in your treated area. This is because there is one incision for two procedures. By combining the two, your midsection is firmly contoured and fat removed in one surgery.

How Lipoabdominoplasty Differs From Your Traditional Tummy Tuck

An abdominoplasty alone will help improve any weakened muscles or lax skin in your midsection. The challenge is that tummy tuck surgery fails to address the issue of any excess fat which may be in your midsection. This is where the addition of a liposuction procedure can be helpful.

By adding liposuction to a traditional abdominoplasty – in a procedure called a ‘lipo-abdominoplasty’ – Dr. Chiaramonte can create your aesthetically appealing abdominal profile much more effectively than he could with a tummy tuck alone. This remarkable combination means that with a single operation, patients can reshape and contour the middle of the body.

To learn more about our Bella Body Lift, Maryland and Northern Virginia residents can visit our stunning National Harbor, MD office. Please contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery or call (301) 567-6767 for your complimentary personal consultation.