A: Liposuction vs Tummy Ttuck

Liposuction involves removal of fat through small incisions using a metal cannula. A tummy tuck involves a long incision along the lower abdominal area which removes excess skin and tightens the abdominal muscles, which may have been weakened by pregnancy or aging. The two procedures are very different and treat very different conditions. Basically, if you have loose, saggy skin, you will need a tummy tuck procedure. If you have tight, firm skin but excess fatty tissue, you may be a candidate for liposuction.

Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine which procedure is best for you.

Best wishes,

Dr. Bruno