23 Jul Lipo, Tummy Tuck, or Both?
Liposuction or “lipo” is one of the most well-known terms in plastic surgery, and it’s a very popular treatment at John Park MD Plastic Surgery. Diet and exercise can’t permanently remove fat cells, but lipo can. Without lipo, a person can shrink the fat cells, but they will always be there. Liposuction is a powerful procedure that focuses on body contouring and fat loss, particularly when treating stubborn areas. However, some clients are actually better candidates for a tummy tuck.
Tummy tucks often include liposuction as an additional procedure, but tummy tucks go the extra mile to tighten the tummy area by removing excess skin. This skin is common after major weight loss or pregnancy. A tummy tuck is often the only way to tighten the tummy skin dramatically, and it has the added benefit of surgically strengthening the abdominal muscles.
How do you know if lipo or a tummy tuck is better for you? During a consultation with Dr. Park, the benefits and results of both procedures are discussed. For those who are interested in liposuction in the belly or love handles area, there’s a chance that a tummy tuck (or combination tummy tuck and lipo) might be the procedure to get the results you want. However, if you’re thinking about addressing an area besides the tummy, lipo could be the best approach.
Liposuction is solely for the permanent removal of fat, and in some cases, that’s exactly what the patient wants. However, keep in mind that liposuction doesn’t do anything about excess skin. Tummy tucks and body lifts are potential alternatives or additions to liposuction that may help you achieve the look you really want.
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Another great perk of consulting with Dr. Park is that you’ll have access to all the clinic’s before and after photos. Seeing the before and afters of real liposuctions and tummy tuck procedures gives you a much better idea of what each procedure delivers. To learn more and schedule your consultation with John Park MD Plastic Surgery, contact us today.