Do you have stubborn belly fat that you’d like to get rid of? A tummy tuck and liposuction can both give you the flatter tummy you desire. But when it comes to deciding between a tummy tuck vs liposuction: how do you know which is the best procedure for improving your stomach.
Both tummy tuck surgery and liposuction can tone the abdominal region, but how do they compare.
Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction -Which is best for improving your stomach?
The right procedure for you will depend on your specific concerns, i.e. the amount of fat and loose skin that needs to be removed.
If you have excess abdominal fat only, and don’t have any loose skin or need muscle tightening, liposuction would probably be the right procedure for you. Since, liposuction does not tighten the skin,individuals with poor skin elasticity will still have loose skin after the procedure.
On the other hand, if you need to get rid of the extra fat and skin on the abdomen and also tighten the underlying muscles, you are likely to need a tummy tuck. The abdominal muscles can become stretched or separated as a consequence of pregnancy or substantial weight gain.
Liposuction generally works best for patients with excess fat and minimal skin laxity. However, a tummy tuck is usually recommended for people with abdominal fat, lax ab muscles, and significant skin elasticity (read more).
However, since every patient has unique concerns, its best to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon for a comprehensive evaluation.
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