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Tummy Tuck Surgery or Liposuction – Which Is Right for You?

Posted February 07, 2023 in Body Surgery

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Many women and men struggle with excess fat in their bodies, especially around the midsection. Stubborn fat may have developed as you’ve aged, or it may be the result of a life event, like pregnancy. Either way, this excess fat and flab can cause you to feel self-conscious about your appearance and keep you from wearing the clothes you want and participating in the activities you love (like pool parties and beach trips). 

However, for many people, the question is not whether they should have life-changing plastic surgery; instead, the question is, “Which cosmetic procedure is right for me?” 

Woman in exercise clothing with her hands on her belly.

Below, we’ll take a look at two of the most effective body contouring procedures available: tummy tuck surgery and liposuction.

What Is the Difference Between Tummy Tuck and Liposuction Surgeries?

Both of these procedures offer transformative results; however, the reality is that they are not interchangeable. 

Both tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) and liposuction surgery offer women and men of all ages the chance to remove unwanted pockets of subcutaneous fat from the bodies. However, where the fat reduction for tummy tuck is relegated to the midsection, liposuction can be used on various areas of the body, including the hips, thighs, back, chin, and arms.

While liposuction is a procedure that only removes fat from the body, a tummy tuck procedure also includes the removal of sagging skin in the midsection as well as tightening of the underlying abdominal muscles to give you more comprehensive results around the waist.

Am I a Candidate for Liposuction? 

Liposuction can be used in various areas of the body and is often performed either as part of or in conjunction with other body contouring procedures, including tummy tuck and Brazilian Butt Lift surgeries

This versatility helps liposuction be a great option if you are looking to get rid of excess fat and lose inches exactly where you want to on your body. 

Am I a Candidate for Tummy Tuck Surgery? 

Tummy tuck surgery, on the other hand, is the best choice if you are looking to reduce your belly size. If you suffer from loose and sagging skin in your midsection, then abdominoplasty surgery can help you achieve the results you desire. Also, a tummy tuck can tighten your abdominal muscles, which can help women who have given birth and suffer from diastasis recti. 

By tightening the core muscles and removing excess fat and skin, tummy tuck surgery can help you achieve a slimmer and more toned look.

What Is My Next Step?

So, you’ve decided that you want to achieve a more sculpted appearance to your body. That’s great. 

The next thing to do is schedule your consultation with one of our board-certified cosmetic surgeons at New Look New Life. During your consultation, one of our specialists will listen attentively to your concerns and suggest the right surgical procedure to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. 

There’s no sense in putting off looking and feeling your very best, so schedule your appointment today!

Want to Learn More About Body Contouring in Manhattan and Westchester?

If you think you may be a candidate for liposuction or tummy tuck surgery, or if you have any questions about these procedures, then give us a call at 646-559-2854 or contact us online by selecting either our Manhattan office or the Westchester office.