Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck: Which is Right for Me?
There seem to be a lot of surgeries and treatments out there that are designed to contour and streamline the abdominal area. From non-surgical body contouring to tummy tucks and liposuction procedures, there are so many options to choose from that it can get overwhelming deciding which is right for you!
If you’re considering undergoing cosmetic surgery to tighten your abdominal area, it helps to know which procedure can offer you the results you’re looking for. While liposuction and tummy tucks are abdominal surgeries, the truth is that each one is designed to accomplish a different objective. Unfortunately, the two procedures often get confused, which is why many candidates may not be sure which treatment is right for them.
Feeling confused with the differences between a tummy tuck and liposuction? Want to know which procedure is right for you? Here’s what you need to know:
Atummy tuck procedure – also known as an abdominoplasty – is a surgical procedure designed to repair and tighten abdominal muscles that may have been damaged by pregnancy or aging. If you have a paunch that just won’t respond to diet or exercise, a tummy tuck procedure could help tighten your abdominal muscles, thus resulting in the streamlined stomach you’ve been working hard for. A tummy tuck may also involve some degree of skin tightening.
Aliposuctionprocedure is designed to manually remove excessive fat tissue from the stomach region; it can also be performed on other body parts. Liposuction is an excellent choice for people who have good skin laxity and are primarily concerned with excess body fat. There’s no skin tightening involved with this procedure.
In some cases, tummy tuck and liposuction procedures can be combined. This usually happens in occasions where the patient may have excessive stomach fat that affects the appearance of the newly repaired abdominal walls.
Not sure if you’re a good candidate for liposuction, tummy tuck, or both?Schedule a consultation at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery in El Paso, TX today by calling (915) 351-1116.
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Dr. Sozer managed to give me back the self-image that I had after a botched abdominal surgery that had left me with craters and scars. His talent and artistry took me from a condition where I was embarrassed to remove my shirt, to the best I have ever looked. In fact, I went back shortly after for a procedure on my chest, which completed the look I have always wanted! I will always go back to El Paso Cosmetic Surgery for any future aesthetic procedure.
My experience with Dr. Sozer was great throughout the whole process. During my initial consultation, he explained my pre-op and post-op procedures in great detail. I particularly enjoyed the high tech imaging where I was able to see the type of outcome I would achieve with my surgery. I work in the health care industry and was really pleased with the level of service his staff provided. . At this point, I am currently at week 7 post-op, my recovery has been quicker than expected and I can perform normal activities with some caution.
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