Do I Need Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck?

If you have an unwanted bulge below-the-belt and would like a more defined physique, you’re not alone. A common complaint among both men and women is pesky abdominal fat that just doesn’t seem to respond to diet and exercise. But, there’s hope.

Both liposuction and tummy tucks can help address that stubborn ‘spare tire.’ Many patients come into our office confused about what procedure might be right for them. Depending on your expectations, one procedure may be more advantageous for you than the other.

Of course, an in-person consultation is the best way to determine what may suit your individual needs. Let’s take a closer look at each to help you begin your decision-making process.

Liposuction

Liposuction is a less-invasive procedure that allows your surgeon to remove excess fat in one session. Downtime associated with liposuction is minimal and patients can typically return to work after only a few days. Liposuction is solely intended as a fat-reduction procedure and does not tighten excess skin.

You may be a good candidate for liposuction if you’re looking to sculpt and shape your abdominal region and don’t have a problem with skin laxity.

Tummy Tuck

Tummy tucks provide patients with a full abdominal overhaul, giving a flat and toned abdominal appearance. During a tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Dorner will remove excess fat and skin giving you a firmer-looking abdomen. Underlying muscles are also tightened at the time of your procedure. Stretch marks below the belly button are also removed. Tummy tucks leave a scar along the underwear line and are more invasive, requiring more recovery time. Most patients return to work in 2 weeks and full activity in 6 weeks.

The ideal candidate for a tummy tuck is someone who has loose or sagging skin in the belly region due to weight loss, pregnancy, or aging.

*results may vary

Both procedures can be combined to help you achieve maximum results. Talk to Dr. Dorner about what may be best for you during your initial consultation.

To learn more about Liposuction, Tummy Tucks, or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Dorner, please fill out the form on this page or call (614) 336-9000. We’re located in Dublin, OH and we serve the Columbus Ohio Metro Area.

By |2018-05-24T19:31:01+00:00February 15th, 2018|General Plastic Surgery|0 Comments

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