It takes a lot of consideration to decide on plastic surgery. While a tummy tuck might seem like a drastic measure, it is sometimes required to get the results you are wanting. On the other hand, liposuction is a much less invasive procedure and could be appropriate for your desired contouring. Here’s how to choose which one is right for you.
What problem do you have with your tummy?
If your tummy has excess skin due to significant weight loss, liposuction isn’t going to give you the results you are seeking. Liposuction only removes excess fat, not skin. If you just have some stubborn fat and you are confident that the skin will tone and shrink back on its own, liposuction is the better choice.
How do you really feel about surgery?
Although liposuction is a somewhat invasive procedure, it isn’t the same as surgery. How do you really feel about elective surgery? Some people are wary of being “under the knife” and may not want to take a surgical solution. If that is the case, liposuction can improve the body’s contouring even if a bit of extra skin remains.
Which of these is going to make my clothes fit?
If you have a “tummy pooch” or “muffin top,” you are probably tired of clothes that don’t fit. When you have just one stubborn area like that, you can’t get clothing that fits the rest of your figure. Talk to our experienced plastic surgeon for an evaluation and consultation to determine which option is going to give you the best results. Contact us today to schedule.