Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck, Which Is Right For you

The desire for a flat, toned, smooth stomach is common, how to achieve that goal can get a bit confusing. We all know diet and exercise is the healthiest way to go, but after that when you’re still left with a less than perfect tummy, that may be the time to consider liposuction or a tummy tuck.


For patients who have experienced difficulty losing weight in certain areas of the body, liposuction may be the solution. In certain parts of the body  especially  the lower stomach, and the love handles – fatty deposits can build up that cannot be eliminated with conventional weight-loss methods. Liposuction removes those fatty deposits instantly and re-sculpts the body. The result will be a more flattering contour and a smoother figure.

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Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck  is designed to tighten the loose skin of the stomach and strengthen the muscles in the abdominal wall, literally “tucking” and strengthening your stomach. An tummy tuck is often combined with liposuction for body sculpting purposes, to eliminate excess fat and skin. If you have had multiple child births or find that the skin around your abdomen has been irreparably stretched, you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck. With a tummy tuck  comes a scar, everything is done to minimize the scar, it also can be easily covered by a standard bikini. Your expected results will depend upon the condition of your skin (elasticity), and the amount of excess fat and skin that needs to be removed.


Which Is Right For You

Bottom line, liposuction is great for patients with a little extra fat around their middle who otherwise have good skin and muscle tone. But for patients with loose skin, lower abdominal stretch marks or stretched abdominal wall muscles tummy tuck may be the right answer to get you back to that flat, taunt stomach you remember.

We all want flatter tummies. Now, even if you’ve hit a wall with diet and exercise, we can all get there with safe and effective cosmetic procedures. Whether its liposuction or a tummy tuck, or just a consult to help you make up your mind, we’re happy to discuss the pros and cons of the various options and what might work best for you.

If you would like to find out if you a good candidate for liposuction or a tummy tuck, please contact us today.