A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, tightens the entire belly area and can correct surface problems like stretch marks. When the abdominal muscles have a space between them, the belly can appear rounded. A tummy tuck can fix the gaps, remove fat and tighten sagging skin.
The plastic surgeon at Magnolia Plastic Surgery Center can perform liposuction during a tummy tuck to remove fat and shorten recovery time. If you want to remove fat through a less invasive procedure, you can undergo liposuction alone. Liposuction is an ideal option for people who have less fat to lose, are close to their ideal weight and have good skin tone. Liposuction results in a shorter recovery time and minimal scarring.
Which Procedure Is Better For You?
While both liposuction and tummy tuck are excellent body contouring procedures it’s extremely important to determine what specific issues must be corrected to determine the best course of treatment. If the problem is excess skin or loose abdominal muscles from excessive weight loss a tummy tuck may be your best option. For individuals who just need to improve isolated areas liposuction is usually the best course of treatment.
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