Posted on 20 Dec 2016

The tummy tuck and liposuction procedures are the most commonly used procedures to flatten the tummy and get rid of belly fat. However, be aware that they are very different.

An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck involves the removal of a large amount of skin from the lower abdominal area, as well as tightening the skin on the upper abdominal area. It also tightens the abdominal muscles.

Liposuction, on the other hand, removes fat deposits using a tube and vacuum mechanism. Liposuction is generally used to reduce specific areas of fat that diet and exercise cannot seem to target.

When would a tummy tuck be “what the doctor ordered?”

Many times the tummy tuck is the best option. When one is plagued by a large amount of excess skin, stretch marks, stretched stomach muscles and difficulty in living a normal life, then a tummy tuck is the way to go. It, by no means, is an easy procedure, but, ultimately, it will produce the results you want. By tightening the muscles, a flatter stomach is achieved, it smoothes out the skin, reduces stretch marks and creates a taut and toned appearance. Who doesn’t want that?

When Is Liposuction the way to go?

Being that liposuction is not nearly as extensive a procedure as a tummy tuck, suffice it to say it is for those who “don’t require as much work.” Liposuction is for those who are near their ideal body weight and have good tone in the abdominal muscles. It removes excess fat under the skin and above the stomach muscles.

Liposuction is not safe in removing a large amount of fat in a single day. It is not a solution to obesity. What it is, is a safe method of removing relatively small amounts of fat in targeted areas.

As with any surgical procedure, risks and side effects need to be a consideration before moving forward with any elective surgery. As previously mentioned, tummy tucks are extensive, but rewarding procedures. They require substantial incisions and the belly button to be repositioned and reconstructed, many times leaving an unnatural appearance.

Liposuction has less scarring. Side effects can include bruising, temporary numbness and in some cases, infection.

Contact Plastic Surgeon Dr. Keith Neaman For a Tummy Tuck Consultation

By selecting an experienced and well-respected board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Keith Neaman, you can reduce the risk of side effects and assure yourself of the best possible outcome whether you choose a tummy tuck or liposuction. Should you be considering getting a tummy tuck or liposuction, contact Neaman Plastic Surgery for your private consultation. Our knowledgeable team will discuss your options and together we will determine the best choice for you – 844-338-5445.

Dr. Keith Neaman

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Neaman Plastic Surgery | Learn More

Dr. Neaman is a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in surgical body contouring. He prides himself on being on the cutting edge of plastic surgery. He takes an informative approach to each consultation, and through open dialogue and communication, he helps his patients decide on a treatment plan that meets their needs.

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