Q) I have lost a lot of weight in the past year but I still have a belly and love handles. I’d really like to get liposuction and tummy tuck surgery. Is it possible to get both surgeries done right after the other? A) There are a few factors that depend on the answer. Liposuction works well on love handles and I prefer VASER liposuction because of the quick recovery time. However, because belly fat is not always superficial, liposuction is not always a good option. During a tummy tuck, liposuction is used to remove fat along with the surgical removal of extra skin from the lower abdomen and the relocation of the belly button. Because they are often done together, you would not need to have them done separately. I suggest you schedule a consultation with a local board certified plastic surgeon to be examined; you can find one through the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) website. During the consultation, you can get advice on how to achieve the results you are looking for.