When contemplating the surgical options for achieving a flatter stomach, many might begin considering liposuction or a tummy tuck. While both of these procedures can help clients improve the abdominal area, they actually quite different when it comes to the results they provide. This does not necessarily mean one is better than the other, but rather, depending on your specific needs, there is a better option for you. Evaluate your own goals and consult with a plastic surgeon to ensure you choose the procedure that is best suited for you.
In terms of removing localized fatty tissue that is consolidated into certain areas, creating bulges, liposuction is a particularly effective procedure for safely removing stubborn fat. Compared to tummy tucks, liposuction is a less invasive procedure with a shorter recovery time. It is most ideal for those who generally have good skin, muscle tone, excess skin, or loose abdominal muscles. Liposuction can also effectively improve the shape of an individual’s stomach, allowing them to look great in and out of clothes.
Liposuction will not address issues such as excess skin, stretch marks, or issues that stem from loose abdominal muscles.
Unlike liposuction, the tummy tuck procedure is ideal for those who wish to remove excess abdominal skin and tighten loose abdominal muscles. It begins with a single incision across the lower abdomen, which allows the surgeon to remove excess skin and tighten loose muscles. The remaining skin is re-draped over the abdominal area, which results in a flat and tightened stomach.
For patients whose primary concern is the presence of loose skin or stretched muscle tissue, instead of fat, a tummy tuck would be an ideal solution.
As you can see, neither procedure is better than the other. They both produce different results and, as such, your decision should be based on your own specific goals and needs.
Westfield Plastic Surgery
If you are interested in boosting your self-confidence and body image, the Westfield plastic surgeon and Burnett Plastic Surgery can help you achieve this through personalized procedures that address your goals and concerns. We offer a wide range of life-changing procedures, including tummy tucks and liposuction, using cutting-edge technology.
Contact our office today at (908) 524-0063 to schedule a consultation. Our $100 fee can be deducted from the cost of your procedure.