Are you living with a flabby stomach, despite eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly? If this sounds like you, you may be able to benefit from a tummy tuck or liposuction. You might be wondering how to know which one is right for you. Read on to learn more about these procedures and how they can benefit you.
Signs You May Benefit from a Tummy Tuck
If you have a noticeable amount of sagging skin after massive weight loss or pregnancy, you may be able to benefit from a tummy tuck. This procedure uses an incision along the lower abdomen to remove excess skin. This procedure can also tighten weakened or separated abdominal muscles in those who have experienced pregnancy, as this issue can cause the abdomen to protrude. However, a tummy tuck alone is not meant to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat.
Signs You May Benefit from Liposuction
If you have very minimal skin laxity, and are looking to solely eliminate stubborn pockets of fat, liposuction may be for you. This procedure cannot eliminate excess skin, only excess fat. Liposuction requires very small incisions, and the recuperation period is shorter than it is for a tummy tuck.
Overall, your cosmetic goals and the amount of excess skin you have will determine whether a tummy tuck or liposuction is right for you. In some cases, a tummy tuck combined with liposuction can be performed to eliminate excess skin and fat.
If you are interested in learning more about tummy tuck or liposuction in Boca Raton, contact our office today to schedule your consultation. Dr. Berman will give you the pros and cons of each procedure, and he will help you determine which one would benefit you the most. Plenty of factors go into assessing your cosmetic goals: your budget, your health, the amount of downtime you can handle, and whether you are planning on having more children can all influence that decision.
Dr. Berman is a double board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in surgery of the face, breasts, and body. If you’re interested in either of these procedures, you should see Dr. Berman, so he can to listen to your cosmetic wishes, examine you, and help determine which option is best for you.