Posted: July 21, 2016
Wanting to know the difference between tummy tuck and liposuction is a common inquiry for patients who are exploring their plastic surgery options to improve the appearance of their abdomen.
Both tummy tuck and liposuction are body contouring procedures than can enhance your appearance, but they do serve different purposes.
Tummy tuck is the more invasive surgical procedure that targets the abdominal area to remove excess skin and fat and tighten the underlying abdominal muscles. Patients with loose or stretched skin, often from pregnancy or extreme weight loss, benefit most from tummy tucks.
Liposuction is a less invasive procedure that specifically targets stubborn pockets of fat that do not respond well to diet and exercise. Patients who are near their ideal body weight and struggling to remove small pockets of fat in their abdomen, thighs, buttocks, back or other areas can benefit from liposuction.
Often Dr. Chatson recommends that the two procedures be used in conjunction for the best results, but each patient comes to our practice with their own specific needs. In consultation with Dr. Chatson, you can learn more about what each plastic surgery procedure can do for your figure and select the right procedure to achieve your desired results.
If you are ready to explore your options for abdominal enhancement, please contact George P. Chatson, MD to schedule your initial consultation at our Andover, Massachusetts office at 978-687-1151 or our Nashua, New Hampshire office at 603-882-2103 .