If you aren’t losing fat through diet and exercise, you have several choices here at Plastic Surgery Specialists of South Florida. Two popular options in Hollywood, FL are a tummy tuck and liposuction. While both procedures can remove fat and reshape your body, they significantly differ. You may be a candidate for one procedure or both. Learn the differences between liposuction and a tummy tuck and decide which one is right for you.
What Does Liposuction Treat?
To perform liposuction, the doctor skillfully removes the fat during a simply outpatient surgery. Before the procedure, the treatment areas are marked and prepared. The main goal of liposuction is to remove localized fat on many parts of the body, including the abdominals, buttocks, and thighs.
What Does a Tummy Tuck Address?
A tummy tuck treats excessive loose skin in the abdominal area and other issues. The doctor can remove the fat on the abdominal wall and then pull the remaining skin tight while also tightening the abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck is more involved than lipo, as it removes skin and some fat and also tightens muscles in the treatment area.
Which One Should You Choose?
Liposuction in Hollywood, FL is said to be less invasive, but its limit is fat removal. It will not address loose skin. A tummy tuck typically requires more recovery time, but the results are designed to be permanent. The typical patient has less skin elasticity and enough loose skin to stretch it in place.
You still have to keep in shape after both procedures because you can still gain weight in untreated areas after liposuction or around organs after a tummy tuck. When this happens, you may need a revision treatment.
A tummy tuck and/or liposuction in Hollywood, FL could make a difference in your appearance. The procedures can be used alone or in combination for optimal results. It all depends on the unique case. Consult our surgeon at Plastic Surgery Specialists of South Florida to get started. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in Hollywood, FL.