A tummy tuck and liposuction are two common body contouring procedures that target different concerns. The two are commonly performed together, but if you’re just looking for one to slim your midsection, you’ll want to understand what each one can do.
What can a Tummy Tuck do?
With age, weight loss, or pregnancy, you can develop lax skin that hangs or bunches around your midsection. Although there may be subcutaneous fat, often the extra tissue can weigh you down and give you an unflattering contour. In addition, weak muscles can lead to a protuberant abdomen as well. During a tummy tuck, the excess skin and fat is removed, and the muscles are often tightened. The result is a flatter stomach you’ll feel confident showing off! You’re sure to feel better without this hanging skin and tighter abdomen.
What can Liposuction do?
Fat can be eliminated through proper dieting and exercise, but stubborn fat cells can stay behind, causing a lot of frustration for those they cling to! Using small incisions, liposuction techniques can break up these fat cells and remove them for good. This can help you achieve a slimmer figure, but if your skin does not have enough elasticity, it can leave you with sagging skin. The best candidates for liposuction of the abdominal area are those with enough skin elasticity who struggle to get rid of stubborn fat.
Forming the Best Treatment Plan
The contouring method that’s best for your body will depend on the concerns you have. If loose, hanging skin and tweak muscles are what’s affecting your contour, then a tummy tuck can give you effective results. If your main goal is to remove fat, your surgeon will likely suggest liposuction. If your interested in treating both excess skin and stubborn fat, talk with your surgeon about a combination of procedures.