Getting your ideal body is a long and challenging process. Even when you get to your target weight, stubborn fat deposits or loose skin can keep you from your desired shape. Fortunately, plastic surgery options can help you reach your goals.
Although tummy tucks and liposuction both help slim down your silhouette, they are very different procedures that offer unique results. Learning more about your options can help you decide which procedure to get at Carolinas Center for Plastic Surgery.
Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction: Which Can Help You Get Your Ideal Body?
Liposuction works through small incisions made in the skin. Tubes are stuck into the incisions and used to loosen and suction out fat. Liposuction is not specific to any particular body part and can be performed anywhere there is excess fat, making it an excellent way to slim down arms, thighs, the neck, the buttocks, and the abdomen.
The smaller size of liposuction incisions makes for a shorter downtime, though this varies based on the extent of the surgery. If you have pockets of excess fat on your body and want targeted reduction, liposuction may be the better choice for you.
The tummy tuck is a more invasive option when compared to liposuction. During the procedure, the surgeon removes excess skin and fat. Loosened muscles are also tightened for a flatter stomach. Tummy tucks are especially popular as a post-pregnancy surgery.
Unlike liposuction, tummy tucks are exclusive to the abdominal region. However, liposuction does not address the issue of excess skin or loosened muscle walls. If your primary concern is loose skin or muscle in your stomach region, consider a tummy tuck.
Mini Tummy Tuck
If you’re looking for a less invasive way to get a flat stomach, the mini tummy tuck can help you. The mini tummy tuck requires only one small incision to remove fat and tighten the abdominal muscles. This procedure comes with less scarring and less drastic results.