When to Consider a Tummy Tuck Over Liposuction

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If you are frustrated over your stomach because you can never get that toned appearance that you so badly want, you are not alone. No matter how hard you workout or how much you diet, the abdomen is a major trouble spot. Fat just tends to hang on in the midsection. This especially holds true for women who have been pregnant at least once in their lives. Multiple pregnancies make it even harder to tackle this pesky area of the body. If you are at your ideal weight and you are struggling with your midsection, you can get help from a plastic surgeon. You can choose between liposuction and a tummy tuck. Sometimes, a tummy tuck is going to be your best bet.

When is a Tummy Tuck the Better Option?

Liposuction is your best alternative if you just need to get rid of some excess fat. If you’ve got that muffin top or a belly bulge that just won’t go away, a quick liposuction procedure could be the answer for you. However, you should think about a tummy tuck if you are dealing with a large amount of excess fat and skin in your midsection. If the muscle walls of your stomach have become weak over time, a tummy tuck could help you to get more definition and look trim. A liposuction procedure won’t help you when it comes to excess skin or issues with muscle strength. For a more comprehensive procedure, think about a tummy tuck.

What Happens During a Tummy Tuck?

During a tummy tuck, our plastic surgeon will sculpt and reshape your midsection. There may even be some liposuction to eliminate unwanted fat. Excess skin will be removed from your stomach and our surgeon can pull the skin down from your upper abdomen to give your stomach a tight, smooth appearance. In the end, you will see a trimmer, better-looking physique.

Is a Tummy Tuck the Best Choice for You?

You should only consider a tummy tuck if you are at your goal weight. If you are going to have more children, consider waiting because pregnancy will change your stomach again. Once you have had the procedure, you will have to work to maintain your results. You will want to watch what you eat and stay active.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you think a tummy tuck could be right for you, make an appointment with our board-certified plastic surgeon at the office of Dr. Steven Warnock, MD to discuss all of the details. During a consultation at our office in Draper, you can share any questions and concerns that you may have. Dr. Warnock can assess your stomach and determine the best course of action to enhance your physique.

If you’re good to go for a tummy tuck, you can have the results you want after outpatient surgery. It’s time to get the stomach that you want. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.