With summer fast approaching, patients in the Dallas area are looking forward to more fun in the sun! Both men and women want to look their best when the weather gets warmer, and two popular body contouring procedures, liposuction and a tummy tuck, can help them to achieve their body goals. Check out the difference between liposuction and tummy tuck below!
Liposuction is a great option for both men and women who have been unsuccessful in reducing areas of stubborn fat through diet and exercise. This procedure can remove excess fat in a selection of areas, including the hips, buttocks, thighs, abdomen, love handles, arms, calves, knees and under the chin. There are different liposuction techniques available, including ultrasonic, power-assisted, and tumescent options.
A tummy tuck is often used after pregnancy or major weight loss, when patients can experience areas of sagging skin. The main difference between liposuction and a tummy tuck is that liposuction cannot eliminate loose skin. During a tummy tuck, both excess fat and loose skin on the abdominal area is removed, and underlying abdominal muscles are tightened.
Regardless of which of these procedures you choose to undergo, it is important to understand that they are not intended as weight loss solutions. Those who are 10% of their ideal body weight tend to see the best results with these procedures.
If you are interested in liposuction or a tummy tuck, contact Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery to schedule your consultation.