Should You Get Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck?

Female Plastic Surgeon in Tulsa, Oklahoma Also Serving Jenks, Broken Arrow, Owasso & Nearby Areas

Posted: December 31, 2023

liposuctionWhen it comes to a toned midsection, there are several body contouring procedures available. Most women ask whether liposuction or tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is the right choice for them. Both of these procedures can offer impressive results, but how do you decide on the right one? In this post, we will explore the key differences between liposuction and a tummy tuck. 

How Does Liposuction Work? 

Also known as a lipoplasty, liposuction removes excess fat from the body using a device called a cannula. Unwanted fat cells are suctioned out of the treatment area and permanently removed. Unlike non-invasive alternatives, liposuction delivers predictable, immediate results and is generally considered to be safer. 

Benefits of Liposuction

  • Unwanted fat is completely removed in one session 
  • Can be performed under local anesthesia in many cases
  • You can target multiple areas of the body in one treatment 

How Does a Tummy Tuck Work? 

An abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia. Your board-certified plastic surgeon makes a horizontal incision at your waist crease and beneath your belly button. Then, they will manually trim excess fat from the area. They may also tighten and repair weakened abdominal muscles. 

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck 

  • Can be combined with liposuction to remove unwanted fat for good
  • Results are immediate and last forever
  • It can repair or tighten weakened or separated abdominal muscles

How Do You Know Which Procedure Is Right for You?

Liposuction is ideal for women who are close to their ideal weight and want to address stubborn belly fat. This fat does not respond well to exercise or a healthy diet, and it is negatively affecting their self-confidence.

Tummy tucks are better for those who have sagging, excess skin around the stomach. You can pair a tummy tuck with liposuction to address all your concerns in one procedure. 

Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Brenda Schiesel 

At South Tulsa Plastic Surgery, Dr. Schiesel provides compassionate, personalized care to every patient. She will listen to your concerns and recommend the right treatment to help you reach your body goals.

Please contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation in Tulsa, OK. You can send us a message or call our office at 918-518-5144. 

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