A Flatter Stomach: Do You Need a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

Beautiful,Girl,With,White,Fabric,Walking,On,The,Beach.,Happy There are a lot of people out there who would love a flatter stomach. Unfortunately, achieving it through exercise might not be on the table for a laundry list of reasons. That doesn’t mean those people are out of luck, however – there are two main options available to them via cosmetic surgery. They are a tummy tuck and liposuction, two techniques that achieve similar end goals but take two different approaches.

Which Path to a Flatter Stomach is Right For You?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses negative pressure to remove fat cells from the body. When it comes to achieving a tighter abdominal region, liposuction can be effective. The procedure can also be used to treat various other parts of the body, including the arms, thighs, buttocks, and even the lower back.

An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, focuses solely on removing excess tissue and tightening muscles in the abdominal region. Patients who have skin laxity following pregnancy and childbirth or weight loss may consider this procedure ideal.

Those who want to solely target excess, persistent fat that is not responding to dietary and exercise changes should consider liposuction.

Which Is Best?

Both techniques achieve effective, long-term results, but the scope of the procedure and ideal candidate qualifications distinguish a tummy tuck from liposuction. The longer recovery time of a tummy tuck is also an important factor to consider.

Moreover, patients should be clear on their aesthetic goals and understand what each type of cosmetic procedure can realistically achieve.

Schedule a Consultation With an Expert

When it comes to achieving a flatter stomach and slimmer figure, Dr. Zachary Farris of Farris Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX, can help. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

If you’d like to find out more information about the benefits of having a tummy tuck or liposuction, or if you’d like to discuss similar plastic surgery procedures with a professional in a bit more detail, please feel free to contact Farris Plastic Surgery today or call 214-416-9836 to schedule your consultation.

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