Tummy Tuck or Lipo?

Are you confused about whether to get a tummy tuck or liposuction on your belly?

Here’s how to tell which one is right for you.

Liposuction is used to reduce the amount of fat in the abdominal area. It won’t tighten skin or fix problem areas with the muscles. Yet, a tummy tuck will. This type of surgery tightens loose skin and muscles. It won’t, however, get rid of the fat like liposuction does.

Still confused? A tummy tuck is usually the right choice for patients who have just lost a massive amount of weight, and want to tighten sagging skin. Women who just had a baby may also benefit since pregnancy stretches the abdominal muscles, and can leave skin sagging once the baby arrives. With age, the skin around the tummy also begins to sag, which is yet another reason to consider this procedure.

Liposuction is best for patients who’ve dieted and tried losing weight but still can’t seem to get rid of the lingering, stubborn fat. Talk to your doctor, you actually may be a candidate for both procedures.

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