Should I Get Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck?

Should I Get Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck?

While both liposuction and a tummy tuck can change the appearance of the midsection, there are some key differences between the two. Read on to learn more about these differences to help decide which treatment is right for you.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is performed to shape and sculpt the body by eliminating pockets of fat. During a liposuction procedure, fat deposits will be removed from the targeted area for a slimmer, more contoured appearance.  At K Plastic surgery, we offer a selection of liposuction techniques including tumescent liposuction, laser liposuction, and ultrasound-assisted liposuction to meet the needs of each of our patients.

Who is a Candidate?

Men and women who are bothered by excess fat deposits that just won’t budge despite diet and exercise can often benefit from liposuction. Ideal candidates will have good skin elasticity, be near or at their desired body weight, and feel like their midsection is out of proportion with the rest of their figure. Overall, it is important to understand that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty also called a tummy tuck, is a procedure performed to remove excess lax skin and fat from the abdomen. Unlike liposuction, the muscles of the abdomen can be tightened during a tummy tuck, and excess abdominal skin can be removed for a slimmer, smoother abdominal appearance.

Who is a Candidate?

Individuals who have excess abdominal skin or fat due to pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or genetics can often benefit from a tummy tuck. Ideal candidates will be at or near their goal weight and have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure.

Combining Both Procedures

In many cases, a tummy tuck and liposuction can be combined to help patients achieve optimal results. If there is a need to correct excess abdominal skin and remove a significant amount of fat from the midsection, this combined approach may be an ideal solution. Overall, the best way to determine which choice is best for you is to schedule a consultation appointment.

Schedule a Consultation

For more information regarding liposuction and tummy tuck, please contact K Plastic Surgery today. Your first step will be to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Kayastha.

+ posts

Dr. Kayastha is a board certified plastic surgeon who serves Albany, NY and the entire Capital Region. Dr. Kayastha completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduated with distinction in all subjects. He then attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. During his time in Buffalo he also completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Roswell Park. Following medical school Dr. Kayastha gained a much sought after position in the Michigan State-Grand Rapids integrated plastic surgery residency. After finishing residency training Dr. Kayastha completed a one year fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. To round out his training before starting private practice Dr. Kayastha spent an additional 6 months learning from some of the best cosmetic surgeons in San Francisco. Dr. Kayastha is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.