Are you dealing with sagging skin on your midsection? If so, you may be looking into undergoing some type of cosmetic surgery procedure to correct this issue. However, should you undergo a tummy tuck procedure or receive liposuction? Read on for the answer to that question.
You Should Consider Liposuction If:
If you have a significant amount of excess fat that cannot be eliminated with diet and exercise, liposuction may be the answer. Liposuction is best for those with minimal skin laxity. This procedure requires a cannula being placed under the skin to suction away excess fat. It is important to understand that liposuction cannot treat sagging skin, and is not meant as a weight loss technique.
You Should Consider a Tummy Tuck If:
If you have experienced significant weight loss or are dealing with a noticeable amount of sagging skin on the abdomen, you could most likely benefit from a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck can also repair weakened or damaged abdominal muscles. During the tummy tuck procedure, excess skin and fat will be removed, weakened abdominal muscles will be tightened, and remaining skin is pulled down. Sutures will then close any incisions.
In some cases, a tummy tuck and liposuction can also be combined. However, in cases where large amounts of fat are present, the two procedures may need to be staged for optimal results. A consultation with Dr. Ellen can help to determine which procedure is right for you.
For more information regarding liposuction or tummy tuck in the Troy, Rochester, and Detroit areas, contact us to schedule a consultation.