Liposuction Vs. Tummy Tuck

If you need just a little bit of help getting your stomach flat and flab-free, your doctor may recommend liposuction instead of a tummy tuck, especially if you have excess fat but not excess skin that needs to be removed or stretched-out muscle that needs to be tightened.

It's best to consult with your plastic surgeon to determine if you're an ideal candidate for liposuction to the abdominal area. Unlike a tummy tuck, liposuction to the tummy and surrounding areas involves a much shorter recovery period. However, it will not tighten up loose skin like a tummy tuck can.

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