Deciding Between Liposuction or Tummy Tuck for a Well-Sculpted Midsection

Deciding Between Liposuction or Tummy Tuck for a Well-Sculpted Midsection

A flatter and firmer midsection is one of the most common cosmetic goals. To achieve this, a tummy tuck, liposuction, or both may be recommended. Although both procedures may provide similar results, they are completely different procedures.

How Liposuction Works

There are various types of liposuction techniques. However, all of them suction fat from a certain body part through a vacuum-like device inserted via a skin incision.

Liposuction is ideal for excess pockets of fat that do not seem to go away despite weight loss through diet and/or exercise. Apart from reducing the appearance of muffin tops, spare tires, and love handles, liposuction can also be done in other parts of the body where stubborn pockets of fat love to hang out — the arms, chin, neck, thighs, legs, and chest (for men).

In some cases, when there’s enough excess fat, it may be transferred to the breasts or buttocks to make them appear larger and more shapely.

Nevertheless, liposuction will not help you reduce the appearance of stretch marks, sagging skin, and loose abdominal muscles. These concerns are common after pregnancy or massive weight loss.

How a Tummy Tuck Works

If you want to correct sagging abdominal skin and weakened abdominal muscles a tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty) is the answer. In a tummy tuck, an incision is made at the bikini line and the above skin and muscle is pulled tight and reattached to deep muscle or bone. Excess skin is trimmed.

Combining Both Procedures is Possible!

You can combine the procedures if that will fully address your condition. This will be discerned at your personal consultation with Dr. Kayastha. Call 518.346.0002 or fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment with us. We look forward to your visit!