Tummy Tuck or Liposuction: Which is Right for You? - Tolson Center

Sometimes, no matter what you do, there are problem areas on our body when it comes to fat. Unfortunately, as hard as we may try, it is very hard to lose fat in one specific area. When you lose weight, you usually lose it all over your body and not in one spot. But there are some spots that are super stubborn and just need some extra assistance. One of the most popular areas for this stubborn fat is in the stomach and belly area. Luckily, there are two great options that you can use help you out: liposuction and a tummy tuck. Having those as options is great but how do you choose which one is the best one for your specific needs?

Benefits of Liposuction

 

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Liposuction techniques are a lot less invasive which means that your recovery time is a lot faster. It is also a procedure that is very effective and great for removing any stubborn pockets of fat. It often only takes one procedure which means you likely will not have to go back multiple times. It is also a great option for abdominal fat but it can be used in many other areas such as your arms, legs, hips, and even thighs. One thing to note about it is that is does empty the fat from under the skin but it does not help to tighten the skin. You should be able to return to work a few days after the procedure.

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a great way to get rid of any excess fat as well as any excess skin. If you need a bit more than liposuction offers to achieve the results you are looking for, this is the next step up. If you have lost a lot of weight or have had children, this is a great option because of everything that can be done and it also can help to tighten your muscles. After a tummy tuck is performed, you can expect a rehabilitation time of about 2 weeks and you will have a large scar that can extend from hip to hip. it can also take a few months to really start feeling like you are fully recovered from the plastic surgery.

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Now that you now the differences between the two, you can better choose the right option for you. If you would like to speak to one of our professionals to help you decide or you would like to book a consultation, be sure to reach out to us today!