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What Should I Get First: Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?


April 4, 2018

Are you looking to get rid of stubborn fat? It lingers around your stomach or thighs, and you’ve had enough of the seemingly impossible battle with weight loss. In fact, maybe you’ve thought about undergoing a cosmetic procedure to assist you with removing this excess fat. Maybe you’ve come to the conclusion that you should either get a tummy tuck or laser-assisted liposuction, but you don’t know which one to pick. While it is always advisable to contact a surgeon to get the answers you need, you may want to do some research on your own first. You have questions, and we are here to help you come up with the best option to meet your needs.

When considering a cosmetic procedure, it is wise to choose the least invasive surgery to obtain the results that you want. Often, one procedure is enough to get the job done, so why not choose the one that will cause minimal disruption to your life and body. When choosing the less invasive procedure, you are ensuring a shorter recuperation period and a hasty return to “normal activity”

Why choose a less invasive procedure?

  • Less discomfort
  • Shorter recuperation
  • Quicker results
  • Back to work sooner

So which procedure is less invasive? Of the two surgeries liposuction holds the simplest recovery. The fact is that laser-assisted liposuction targets one centralized location of the body, whereas a tummy tuck deals with all of the stomach region. It is important to note that a tummy tuck can only can be used in the abdominal region, but liposuction can do much more.

Where can liposuction be used?

  • Stomach
  • Butt
  • Chin
  • Arms
  • Other area of the body where there is excessive fat

With a tummy tuck, an incision is made in the lower abdomen, which gives the surgeon the slack he or she needs to tighten muscles of the loosened skin. The procedure will leave minimal scarring, will require general anesthesia, and involves a longer recovery period. However, a tummy tuck may be the better choice of the two depending on your weight loss goals regarding your stomach.

When it comes to losing stomach fat, liposuction will typically fetch desired results. However, tummy tucks do have a place in the cosmetic world, and it may serve you better in the long run. In the end, talking to a certified surgeon about your goals is the only way to determine what procedure is right for you. Contact us now for a free consultation concerning these procedures.


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