Liposuction and tummy tuck are two of the most popular procedures for individuals seeking to sculpt and shape their abdomen. There are some differences between these two procedures that can make one a better choice for you over the other. During your consultation, your surgeon will perform an exam and help you make an informed decision based on your goals. Board certified plastics surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) provides tummy tuck surgery and liposuction to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding locations.
Tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that is more ideal for patients that have loose, sagging abdominal skin. This procedure involves the removal of excess fat and skin, and the repair of any abdominal muscles that may have been stretched or torn from pregnancy or weight gain.
During liposuction, a thin cannula is used to suction out unwanted fat from the desired areas. Both liposuction and tummy tuck surgery are outpatient procedures and involve the use of general anesthesia, but liposuction is a much less intensive procedure. Liposuction procedure only involves the removal of fat; any excess skin or damaged abdominal muscles are left untouched. This procedure is more ideal for patients wanting to reduce stubborn fatty deposits from areas that still have good skin laxity.
Which Procedure Should I Have?
Tummy tuck surgery will produce better results for those with excess, loose skin. Patients that only want to remove fat from localized areas can opt for liposuction and still have favorable results. During your consultation, your surgeon will help you make the best choice for you and your goals. Board certified plastics surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) provides tummy tuck surgery and liposuction to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding locations.
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