As you get older, your stomach changes. You may see your waistline grow larger than you would like. You may experience a loss of skin elasticity and sagging skin in your abdominal area. With so many body sculpting options out there, how do you know what you need? Do you need liposuction and a tummy tuck, or will liposuction alone get you the results you desire?
Unfortunately, there isn’t always a black and white answer. Which body contouring procedures you need will depend on your body and your desired results.
What Is Liposuction?
You hit the gym every day, targeting those abs. Unfortunately, you have pockets of excess fat that just don’t want to go away. Liposuction targets that unwanted body fat. With the use of a cannula and a suction pump, liposuction allows your surgeon to sculpt your waistline and abdominal area. However, there is a catch. Skin elasticity plays a crucial role in receiving the results you desire. If you have loose or sagging skin, common after pregnancy or excessive weight loss, chances are liposuction won’t be enough. In this case, a tummy tuck procedure compliments your liposuction.
Liposuction allows you to target areas of fat resistant to diet and exercise.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck targets excess skin and loose abdominal muscles. The surgeon is able to remove excess skin and tighten over-stretched muscles. In combination with liposuction, a tummy tuck can give you a tighter, smaller, and more contoured tummy that cannot be achieved with liposuction alone. Tummy tucks are often necessary to achieve your desired goals after pregnancy or excessive weight loss.
To learn more about liposuction vs. tummy tucks, contact Dr. Drew Davis today at 916-318-5770. Ask about a personal consultation to find out which procedures will give you the tummy you desire.