Should I Get Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, or Both?

Can’t decide whether to get a liposuction, tummy tuck, or both?

You’re not alone. There are many options for body contouring nowadays that it’s no wonder many people are in the same dilemma as you.

Both cosmetic procedures can contour your body and give you a flatter stomach and an appealing silhouette, but they differ in process and output. Here’s an overview of these two methods to help you decide which one is more suitable for your aesthetic needs. When you know what these procedures can do for you, you’ll find it easy to make a decision as to which one you’ll want to consult Dr. Clinton for.

Tummy Tuck

Also called abdominoplasty, this surgical procedure can remove excess fat and trim loose skin in your abdominal area. Your surgeon can also use this procedure to correct separated abdominal muscles due to pregnancy, age, excessive weight gain, past surgery, and extreme weight loss.

While a tummy tuck is not a treatment for weight loss, it can complement your fitness goals because it will tighten and flatten your stomach. It provides a permanent solution for excess skin and unwanted fat. However, you’ll need to reach your ideal weight first before you have the procedure to ensure that you can maintain your results afterwards.

Liposuction

This minimally invasive procedure eliminates unwanted pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Just like abdominoplasty, liposuction is not a weight loss treatment. However, it can complement your body contouring goals.

Which Is Best for You?

To help you decide, take a good look at the main issues that you have in your body to know which procedure can best meet your needs. If your main concern is loose skin and separated muscles, a tummy tuck is the best choice. On the other hand, if you don’t have any problems with excess abdominal skin, but have issues with stubborn fat, then opt for a liposuction.

If you have problems with excess skin, separated abdominal tissues, and hard-to-remove fat, you can schedule an appointment for both procedures. While a tummy tuck and liposuction provide different results, they can complement each other.

A combination of both procedures can help you reach your goal, which is a contoured, sculpted body with one episode of anesthesia and a small recovery period.

To learn more about these body-contouring methods and to know if you make a good candidate, consult Dr. Clinton. Call his practice today to book an appointment.