Do I Need a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?
Athenix Body Sculpting Institute reshapes the bodies and the lives of patients in Orange County. A tummy tuck and liposuction can improve your silhouette and remove trouble spots that are preventing you from wearing the clothing you like, feeling as confident as you should, and looking the way you want.
Learn about the distinctions between the two procedures and how we help patients determine a course of treatment.
Liposuction and a Tummy Tuck Offer Different Benefits
If you have had children or experienced a significant change in your weight, you may notice excess skin around your abdomen. This skin can prevent you from achieving a slim midsection regardless of proper diet and exercise.
Tummy tuck surgery targets this loose skin. In the procedure, your Athenix surgeon sculpts a trimmer, more attractive contour and removes excess skin. He or she may also strengthen the underlying muscles, which can become stretched out from significant weight changes.
Liposuction works differently. Instead of trimming loose skin, the procedure removes pockets of fat that are unresponsive to proper diet and exercise. Also, while Orange County tummy tuck patients seek improvement in the appearance of their abdomen, liposuction patients can target one or several areas of the body other than the midsection.
Choosing a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction
A tummy tuck and liposuction offer different benefits. While it’s easy to assume that you need one procedure or the other depending on your specific concerns, we recommend that you start with a consultation.
Athenix’s surgeons are experts in both procedures, and they perform these and other body contouring treatments on a daily basis in our accredited surgical facilities. Many patients actually benefit from having both procedures in the same surgical session. This approach allows the surgeon to create a flatter abdomen and to shape the hips and legs for a more natural and attractive transition.
In your initial visit with Athenix, you will discuss what you want to accomplish through surgery. Your surgeon will also conduct an examination and talk with you about the different options. By the end of your visit, you will have our recommendation about the best way to accomplish your goals and achieve the body you envision for yourself.