Cosmetic Surgery Blog: Liposuction versus Tummy Tuck

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Wonder whether liposuction is better or whether you are better candidate for a tummy tuck? Of course a consultation with a skilled and board certified cosmetic surgeon.

A tummy tuck is also known as abnominoplasty. Abnominoplasty is more appropriate when there is a lot of fat in the abdomen along with excessive skin and muscle sagging. However if the issue is excessive abdominal fat, then liposuction may be more appropriate.

Liposuction removes fat deposits but the sagging skin is not trimmed away so if there was any sagging skin or muscle before liposuction, it would still remain. However a tummy tuck would remove not just the fat but also the skin and sagging muscle. Also any weakened abdominal muscles would be removed which would result in a tight abdomen.

Liposuction recovery is generally faster than recovery after a tummy tuck. Liposuction also requires small incisions and will result in minimal scars. Liposuction is perfect for someone who has a need to trim an already pretty good figure. Liposuction can be also be done on the hips, thighs, and arms. Liposuction can be combined with abdominoplasty to achieve best results for removal of fat and for tightening loose skin.

I’m hoping this clarifies some of the major differences of liposuction and abdominoplasty and helps you choose the best solution for your body. Check out all our services and call our office for an appointment.

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