Posted on July 1, 2015 by Dr. George A. Toledo
Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?
Do I need a tummy tuck or liposuction? The question is, do you have excess loose skin or excess fat on your abdomen?
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) involves removing excess skin and tightening the muscles. Pregnancy and weight loss are the most common reasons for a tummy tuck. On the other hand liposuction removes only excess fat bulges. Liposuction is a good choice for someone with tight skin and muscles, with only extra fat in the abdomen. Other areas of the body commonly done at the same time are the thighs, knees and hips.
So do you need a tummy tuck or liposuction?