LiposuctionQuestion:I had several surgeries for fibroid tumors, polyps and cysts resulting in a hysterectomy. I have an enormous abdomen (probably a lot of scar tissue too) now that I can’t get rid of. Should I pursue abdominoplasty or liposuction?

Answer: The best way to judge whether an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or liposuction is best for you would be by taking a look at your situation. Typically when your abdominal skin and subcutaneous tissue rolls over when you sit down, a tummy tuck is needed. When the abdomen has tight skin that bulges from fatty deposits which are diet and exercise resistant, liposuction is the more likely option. The only way to avoid skin removal (tummy tuck surgery) is when we believe that the skin has enough elasticity to shrink after the fat is removed. The best way to know which operation will best meet your expectations is through a personal consultation to evaluate your skin’s elasticity.

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