Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) vs Liposuction

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When you aren’t satisfied with the appearance of your abdomen, you will naturally start to consider whether liposuction or a tummy tuck could help you look the way you really want to. At Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Center, we help our Detroit area patients choose the body contouring procedure that will help them achieve their body goals.

Benefits of Liposuction

Liposuction is a procedure that targets specific areas of your body that are retaining stubborn pockets of fat despite your best efforts at dieting and exercise. The liposuction procedure liquefies your unwanted fat and gently removes it through suction.

It is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require an extensive recovery period. You will only need a few days to a week of initial recovery time for a liposuction procedure, and you can return to more strenuous activity in about two weeks.

Liposuction can only reduce excess fat. It will not reduce the appearance of sagging skin or stretch marks on your abdomen. If you are concerned about those skin imperfections, you will want to consider a tummy tuck.

Benefits of Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck will give you more dramatic results than liposuction. It can address sagging skin and excess tissue on the abdomen that liposuction alone cannot.

However tummy tuck is a more invasive surgical procedure and will require more time for recovery. Your initial recovery period for a tummy tuck with last two to three weeks, and you will not be able to resume any strenuous activities for about six weeks after your surgery.

Liposuction is often used during a tummy tuck to remove excess fat in the area and provide you with the best overall results. A combination of both may be exactly what you need to achieve the slimmer, toner look you want.

To learn more about your tummy tuck and liposuction options, please call 248-723-9370 or contact Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Center today to schedule your consultation with an experienced Detroit tummy tuck surgeon.

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