Knowing How to Choose Between a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction

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Tummy Tuck or LiposuctionMany patients begin a relationship with their plastic surgeon with very specific notions of what the desired procedure can do for their problem areas. The midsection is one of the major problem areas for both men and women. Diet and exercise can have a great impact, but even so, sometimes more help is needed. When it comes to surgical options for long term physical improvement, people often consider a tummy tuck or liposuction. These have their differences, but also share procedural benefits.

On one hand, a tummy tuck is similar to liposuction in that both procedures affect abdomen changes by removing excess fatty tissue from underneath the skin. They both produce remarkable changes in the slimming and tightening of the midsection as well. On the other hand, the differences between the two procedures are what make them such great compliments to each other when performed simultaneously. The tummy tuck removes the excess loose skin and attached fat from around the belly button and lower abdomen. The surgeon has the advantage of the larger incision, which makes resculpting of the abdomen easier. Meanwhile, liposuction utilizes smaller incisions and various techniques of fat removal to make a dramatic change, slimming throughout the entire abdominal area.

Many women turn to both procedures post childbirth or after dramatic weight loss. This time in a woman’s life can come with a lot of changes for not only her abdomen, but also her bust size. Months or years of the skin being stretched out will impact the skin’s elasticity, muscle strength, and fat distribution. The breasts can seem deflated and pendulum-like, while the abdomen can have loose skin folds, depending upon a woman’s weight prior to pregnancy. A tummy tuck can establish a flatter abdomen, and liposuction can improve the way the skin over her entire midsection lays. You can also get additional results from a breast augmentation. Plastic surgeons often combine procedures like the tummy tuck and liposuction, but they also sometimes include breast augmentation because it is understood that many women want to take care of every aspect of their appearance in one surgery.

For more information about plastic surgery or to develop your own surgical plan, visit https://newportbeachplasticsurgery.com/ or call Newport Beach Plastic Surgery at (949) 759-5539 to schedule a consultation with Milind K. Ambe M.D. at his office, located at 1441 Avocado Ave. Suite 801, Newport Beach, CA 92660.

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