Liposuction vs Tummy Tuck
One of the most common concerns that many patients have is determining which procedure may be right for them. This is particularly common among those who wish to reduce excess fat or skin around the midsection. Two popular body contouring procedures used to accomplish this goal are liposuction and the tummy tuck. Each procedure offers certain benefits, and each one may be a better fit for some patients than it would be for others.
More About Liposuction
Patients may also wish to explore how the procedures are implemented, as well as which patients may be suited to either liposuction or a tummy tuck. Liposuction is a technique used to suck fat from under the skin. Small incisions are made in the affected area, and a device is used to apply suction to the area and remove the fat. This is done via the tumescent technique, which involves injecting fluid into the affected area before the liposuction is performed. Liposuction is ideally suited to those who do not have sagging skin around the affected area.
Tummy Tuck Facts
A tummy tuck may be done by removing quite a bit of skin and tightening the abdominal wall. It might also be done by removing skin only below the belly button and possible tightening some muscle. This procedure can also be implemented without tightening any muscle. A tummy tuck may be the most appropriate option for those who have gained or lost much weight and now have sagging skin around the midsection. Knowing the differences between liposuction and the tummy tuck procedure can be beneficial in making a final decision. Dr. Tattelbaum will offer detailed information to those who are considering which procedure might work best for them.