21 Nov Liposuction Or Tummy Tuck – The “Skinny” On What Is Best
There are definite differences in the tummy tuck and liposuction procedures. Both are effective and safe and have been around for years. Just what you would like to have accomplished will point you toward the right procedure for you.
Liposuction – Very Effective But Far Less Invasive
If the focus of your concern lies in excessive abdominal fat and you would like to re-contour your abdominal area with little down time, liposuction may be the right choice for you. Besides the abdominal area, it is used in the arms, hips, thighs, buttocks and more, but, as it certainly empties the fat, it does not do anything to actually tighten the skin.
Liposuction is considered a surgery, but most patients return to work within a few days. It is a procedure that is added to many other surgical procedures, such as tummy tucks and mommy makeovers to “bring more to the party”. It enhances and is the finishing touch to many surgical options.
Tummy Tuck….Goodbye Saggy Skin
A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. It also tightens the stretched muscles and virtually eliminates the tummy bulge. Recovery time is significantly longer than liposuction and patients will have a significant scar extending from hip to hip.
For those who have had significant weight loss or have had children, a tummy tuck may be the procedure of choice to achieve maximum results. The excessive skin and tightening of the muscles is an essential part of the procedure that these patients need, to attain the changes they desire.
Together Can Be Better
For maximum results, many patients are choosing to have both treatments done together. Liposuction is a great tool in shaping and contouring, while the tummy tuck removes the loose skin, and tightening both the skin and muscle.
Newport Beach Plastic Surgery Consultation with Dr. John Park
Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. John Park to sit down and decide what procedure(s) is the right one for you. Regardless if a tummy tuck and/or liposuction (or perhaps another surgery all together) will help meet your aesthetic goals, our team will walk you through the steps it will take to get you where you want to be. Please call (949) 777-6883 today.