Liposuction or Tummy Tuck?

There have been common misconceptions about the decision for liposuction or tummy tuck. In some cases, people believe that liposuction is the right answer, but they may be better candidates for tummy tuck. Conversely, liposuction may be the right choice or an adjunct to the procedure. The right choice depends upon your goals in the procedure. There are also other newer choices.

-If you are interested in losing small deposits of fat, liposuction may be the right answer for the right candidates.

-If you are interested in addressing a protruding abdomen that does not respond to diet or exercise, tummy tuck may be the right answer.

-If you are interested in removing excess skin following a pregnancy, a Skin Only Abdominoplasty may be the solution for you.

Often times, the final result from a tummy tuck may be optimized with liposuction in the surrounding areas, such as the hips, back, and other areas of the body.

There are also newer options that are advanced which may be standalone treatments or adjuncts to treatment including:

SmartLipo is Laser-Assisted Liposuction which uses thermal energy from the laser to melt the fat. This allows the surgeon to use smaller tools, which means a smaller incision. This method of Liposuction has the additional benefit of tightening due to the coagulation that occurs throughout the procedure. It is minimally invasive, and typically has a faster, easier recovery period.

Cellulaze uses Smartlipo Triplex technology to diminish cellulite on the arms, chest, abdomen, waist, back hips, buttocks, inner thighs, outer thighs, and/or knees. This fairly new treatment is the first FDA approved treatment for Cellulite.

Coolsculpting treats excess skin on the abdomen with a targeted cooling process that destroys the fat cells underneath the skin.

Call for your complimentary consultation on whether a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction would be better option for you!