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Is Tummy Tuck or Liposuction Right for You?

Is Tummy Tuck or Liposuction Right for You?

Are you living with excess skin and fullness in your lower abdomen? Diet and exercise can certainly help, but oftentimes that’s not enough to completely eliminate these stubborn areas of fat. When this occurs, many patients will turn to plastic surgery to complete the issue. The two most popular procedures for correcting tummy flab are liposuction and a tummy tuck. However, do you know which one is right for you?

You May Need Liposuction If…

Patients who have very little or no skin laxity can often benefit from liposuction. This procedures creates small incisions in which a cannula is placed, removing excess fat. It is important that the patient’s skin shrink over the new body contour to create a natural-looking outcome. Patients should understand that liposuction cannot eliminate areas of sagging skin: only excess fat.

You May Need a Tummy Tuck If…

Patients who have a fair amount of sagging skin on their abdomen due to weight loss or pregnancy can often benefits from a tummy tuck. This procedure creates an incision along the lower abdomen to remove excess skin and fat, as well as tighten loose abdominal muscles. The incision is readily hidden beneath a bikini. Oftentimes, liposuction can be combined with this procedure to create optimal results. A consultation can help to best identify which procedure is right for your body.

If you are interested in undergoing a tummy tuck or liposuction in Virginia Beach or Norfolk contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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