What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure to improve the appearance of your abdomen. Excess skin and fat are removed from the abdomen during this surgery before tightening connective tissue in your abdominal area with sutures.
The remaining skin will be repositioned to create more tone while improving body image at the same time. You might choose to undergo a tummy tuck if you have an excess amount of fat or skin around where it meets your belly button or lower abs that aren’t strong enough on their own.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses suction to remove fat from specific body areas like the abdomen, hips, and thighs. This procedure can remove fat from areas of the body that haven’t responded well to diet and exercise.
What are the Differences Between a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction?
Tummy tucks and liposuction are two very different procedures. Here are the differences between them:
- A Tummy tuck is a more intensive surgery than liposuction
- Unlike a tummy tuck, liposuction removes excess fat without removing excess skin
- Liposuction is mainly for fat removal and reduction, while Tummy Tuck is more focused on skin tightening, reducing sagging muscles in the abdomen
Results of Tummy Tucks and Liposuction
Both liposuction and tummy tuck are great procedures for achieving a flatter, smoother stomach.