Liposuction and tummy tuck are two surgical procedures that help contour and rejuvenate the abdomen. Although both these procedures are reliable to produce results, there are some major differences that should be considered. During your consultation, your surgeon will explain the difference between tummy tuck and liposuction and make recommendations that are best for you and your goals. PekoMD Cosmetic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Koltz, provides tummy tuck and liposuction to patients in Toledo, Maumee, Northwest Ohio, Southeastern Michigan, and surrounding locations.
Tummy tummy is a more intensive procedure that involves the removal of fat, skin, and if necessary, the repair of the abdominal muscles. The abdominal wall muscles may become stretched or separated after massive weight gain or pregnancy, making the stomach weak and loose.
Liposuction is a relatively simple procedure that uses a thin cannula to suction out fat from treatment areas. An important consideration with liposuction is that only fat will be removed from the body, any excess or loose skin will remain. If you have sagging skin, poor skin laxity, or abdominal muscle damage, the results from liposuction may not be favorable.
Which Procedure is Better for Me?
Liposuction is a better option for individuals wanting to reduce fat from a localized area that will not leave behind too much excess skin. Patients that have sagging skin due to pregnancy, weight change or otherwise should seek tummy tuck for best results. There is also a significant difference in recovery time between these two surgeries that should be considered during your decision making. During your consultation, your surgeon will help you make an informed decision based on your goals. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Koltz, provides tummy tuck and liposuction to patients in Toledo, Maumee, Northwest Ohio, Southeastern Michigan, and surrounding locations.
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