The abdominal region is without a doubt one of the most stubborn areas that men and women alike have a hard time sculpting. At our practice, many patients talk about their tummy woes but are confused about which body contouring procedure is ideal for them. Should they go for liposuction? Or is a tummy tuck more effective? Here are the scenarios to choose one or the other.
When to Opt For Liposuction
Liposuction was the most popular cosmetic surgery last year. By and large, its popularity can be attributed to its wide applicability (it reduces fat in various parts of the body such as the arms and thighs) and the introduction of new techniques has resulted in minimal downtime and has reduced the procedure’s invasiveness.
Generally, liposuction is the ideal body contouring procedure if you are primarily concerned with isolated areas of fat. Liposuction is more effective in patients with good skin elasticity and excellent muscle tone. Dr. Rosenthal employs the ultrasonic technique in liposuction where fat is melted first via high-frequency ultrasound waves before it is suctioned out.
When to Opt for a Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck will work more effectively than liposuction if your main issue has to do with excess abdominal skin and weakened abdominal muscles. These concerns typically follow pregnancy or massive weight loss. When creating a personalized tummy tuck plan, minimal scarring is one of Dr. Rosenthal’s priorities.
Combining a tummy tuck and liposuction is also possible! If you’d like to learn more about which body contouring procedures can help you achieve your desired body shape, we invite you to get in touch with us for a personal consultation today! Call 408.559.4700 or fill out this contact form.