Should I Get Tummy Tuck, or Liposuction?Posted on November 8, 2022
Liposuction and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) are two distinct surgical treatments that can rejuvenate the abdominal area. During your consultation with your surgeon, you will be informed of the differences between these techniques and which one is most suitable for you and your goals. plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides tummy tuck and liposuction to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.
Tummy tuck surgery involves the removal of excess fat and sagging skin from the stomach, as well as the repair and tightening of any underlying muscles that have been stretched or damaged as a result of pregnancy or weight gain. Tummy tuck surgery is a more intensive operation than liposuction and will require a longer recovery period.
Liposuction uses a thin cannula to suction fat from treatment areas. This technique only removes fat and does not improve sagging skin or repair and tighten underlying muscles, which can greatly influence the outcome. If the abdominal muscles have been stretched or torn, the skin may not lay smooth and tight following liposuction. Liposuction is a better treatment option for patients looking to address small pockets of fat rather than larger areas that have lost skin elasticity.
Which is Better for Me?
It is important to note that liposuction and tummy tuck are procedures for reducing localized fat, and are not weight loss solutions. To make sure you keep enjoying results, you must upkeep your physical exercise and follow a healthy diet. When considering which treatment is right for you, remember that a tummy tuck will require a longer period of recovery. If you are only trying to reduce small areas of stubborn fat, then liposuction is a fine choice. For a tight, flat stomach that necessitates the removal of loose, hanging skin, then it is recommended that you go for a tummy tuck. plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides tummy tuck and liposuction to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.
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