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Liposuction or Tummy Tuck Surgery: Which Is Right for Me?

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Liposuction and tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) are two of the most popular surgical body contouring options available at our practice. These procedures can do for many individuals what even the most rigorous diet and exercise routines can’t. For instance: liposuction can reduce stubborn fat deposits that simply won’t go away no matter how hard you try, while tummy tuck surgery is designed to eliminate excess, inelastic skin in the abdominal area and give this region a firmer, flatter appearance. With that in mind, how do you know which of these options is more ideal for your specific needs?

Liposuction can be utilized on virtually any area of the body that is affected by excess pockets of fat, including the abdomen. If your concerns are primarily based in the abdominal area and they are caused by excess fat and not lax skin, liposuction may be all that’s necessary to help you achieve your goals. On the other hand, if you are experiencing stretched or torn abdominal muscles and/or a buildup of loose, excess skin in the stomach area, a tummy tuck will likely be the best option to resolve those concerns. In some cases, patients suffer from both excess fat and loose skin, and a combination liposuction and abdominoplasty procedure may be the best approach to accomplish their goals.

During your initial consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Semira Bayati will perform a comprehensive evaluation and determine whether your concerns are being caused by an accumulation of excess fat, excess skin and lax abdominal muscles, or both. She will answer all of your questions and talk with you about the best options for your needs, and then create a customized treatment plan designed to give you the results you are hoping for.

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