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Getting a flatter stomach is something that most people desire. While the best way to achieve this goal is through exercise and diet, some medical treatments are available, such as liposuction and tummy tucks. In this article, we’ll go through each of these options.

Which Procedure will Give me the Flatter Stomachliposuction vs tummy tuck

Liposuction alone cannot give you a flatter stomach because it removes the fat cells from the body but does little else in terms of tightening up your muscles. A tummy tuck will remove excess skin and tighten your muscles.

What is the Difference?

Liposuction: Liposuction is a form of surgery that removes fat from different body parts by suction. It’s commonly used to remove fat deposits under the chin, on the arms, and other areas. The procedure takes about an hour, and you should be able to go home that same day. You’ll also have 2-3 follow-up visits over the next few weeks to monitor your recovery.

Tummy Tuck: A tummy tuck can reduce abdominal bulging and tighten the abdominal wall muscles. The procedure can remove excess skin and fat in the abdomen and tighten the underlying muscles of the abdomen.

Do I Need Both?

A tummy tuck and liposuction are both cosmetic surgery procedures to remove fat. However, a tummy tuck is a complete body procedure performed specifically to remove excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen. While it also increases waist size, it does not dramatically affect liposuction in this area. 

Liposuction is designed to target localized areas of fat easily removed. It’s less invasive than the tummy tuck and does not require the surgeon to make an incision across your abdomen. 

Now, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. It depends on an individual’s medical needs. A doctor may recommend one or both of them if deemed necessary.

Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads is here to answer your questions about liposuction and tummy tucks. We look forward to talking with you! Contact us today on our website or by phone at (757) 873-3500

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