tummy Tuck vs. liposuction

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Do you wish you had a flatter, leaner, or tighter stomach? If so, you might want to consider a tummy tuck or tummy liposuction.

How to Know Which One You Need

The midsection of your body is one of the hardest areas to remove fat from, even with consistent exercise and diet. Tummy liposuction using laser lipo removes this fat from your stomach easily. Only local anesthetic and IV sedation are needed.

As people age, their skin becomes loose and does not bounce back as it did when they were younger. This can cause stretch marks and droopy skin after losing a lot of fat in that area. Even with exercise, the skin isn’t able to tighten up.

For these people, a tummy tuck is useful for them. With a tummy tuck, they are able to have fat removed, the excess skin removed, and the stomach muscles tightened. The result is a flat, tight tummy after surgery. General anesthesia is necessary for this procedure.

A tummy tuck is more invasive than a tummy liposuction, but for some people, it’s worth it because they achieve the stomach they’ve always wanted without having to worry about the extra skin following fat removal.

Who Benefits from Tummy Liposuction

Many people decide to start with tummy liposuction (if the surgeon says they qualify). They have the fat removed and then wait to see what their skin will do. For some people, the skin tightens up beautifully and they do not need the tummy tuck.

Other people decide to go right for the tummy tuck because they either already have moderate to severe loose skin they want to get rid of, or they want a large amount of fat removed from their midsection and they know that they will have excess skin afterwards.

The procedure you choose depends on the results you want following surgery. The best way to make a decision is to speak to our highly-qualified plastic and cosmetic surgeons. They will be able to look at your midsection, and give you a recommendations based on your body.

At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York, we offer complimentary consultations to patients considering a tummy tuck or tummy liposuction. Call us at our Manhattan or Long Island office today to schedule a time to speak with one of our surgeons. You can also view some of the before and after photos of our patients to learn more about the procedures.

Your flat tummy is just a phone call away!