Liposuction is a procedure that surgeons use to remove fatty deposits from multiple areas of the body, including the arms, legs, hips, thighs, and stomach. By contrast, a tummy tuck is an intervention that removes excess skin and fat deposits on the abdomen specifically. Liposuction, therefore, is a treatment that clinicians can apply to many areas of the body whereas a tummy tuck only addresses the area around the stomach.
Liposuction involves making a small incision in the target area and using a hollow tube called a cannula to remove fat from the target areas physically. El Paso Cosmetic Surgery surgeons apply a local anesthetic combined with water to reduce swelling and make the process as pleasant as possible.