Is Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?

The abdomen is a common “problem” area for many people, men and women both. Fatty deposits can be difficult to tone even with diet and exercise, and loose skin can develop from weight loss, aging, and/or pregnancy. Two procedures in particular can help address these issues, tummy tuck surgery and liposuction, and they each offer unique benefits. The right approach for you will depend on several factors, which our extensively trained plastic surgeon can help you identify during your initial consultation.

Tummy tuck surgery, called abdominoplasty, is designed to trim excess skin, tighten abdominal muscles, and achieve a smoother, flatter midsection. While the process does not include fat removal on its own, liposuction can be added to enhance body contour and improve your final result.

Liposuction removes pockets of fatty tissue from targeted areas, like the abdomen. It does not tighten or trim muscles or skin. If your primary concern is fat, and you have good skin elasticity, liposuction alone may be effective in achieving the desired result.

Get a customized treatment plan from an experienced and board certified plastic surgeon that optimizes your outcome. Talk to our medical team today to learn more.