Abdominal Liposuction or Tummy Tuck?

Tummy TuckIf you’re looking to shape and sculpt the abdominal area, both liposuction and tummy tuck surgery will do the job. But how they achieve their results is quite different.

Liposuction targets excess pockets of fat such as love handles, spare tires, and muffin tops. It has become the most popular cosmetic surgery in the country. The ideal candidate for liposuction should be within their ideal body weight and have tried both diet and exercise to get rid of stubborn areas of fat in the body.

Tummy tuck
Unlike liposuction, a tummy tuck doesn’t remove abdominal fat but tightens the midsection by removing loose, hanging abdominal skin and tightening the abdominal muscles for a well-contoured abdomen.

Combining the two
Of course, most people have a degree of both issues — pockets of fat and loose skin and muscle in the abdomen area. That’s why most tummy tuck procedures now include at least a degree of liposuction. Dr. Kearney combines both procedures to help his patients achieve their ultimate body contouring goals.

Body contouring and weight loss
It is important to note that neither liposuction or a tummy tuck are weight loss methods. A person should be at or very near their ideal body weight before undergoing these procedures. Similarly, body-contouring surgery doesn’t guarantee there will not be future weight gains. Patients who have these procedures need to make lifestyle changes that involve exercise and diet modifications to help maintain their new contour into the future.

Unsatisfied with your abdomen area? Call Dr. Kearney at 8001-671-1951 or 858-677-9352 and let’s discuss the possibilities of a tummy tuck and/or liposuction.

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