We have a lot of patients who are considering whether to have a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) or liposuction. Some have gone to plastic surgeons and were told they must have a tummy tuck because they will have excess skin after the surgery.
Here at Atlanta Liposuction Specialty Clinic, we have found that most clients who were told they must have a tummy tuck can get very good results with liposuction alone. After successfully performing thousands of procedures, we can assure you, that the skin always retracts.
We are not able to predict how much skin retraction you will achieve, as it depends on how your collagen reacts to stimulation during the procedure.
Liposuction and tummy tuck procedures address two separate issues. Liposuction removes fat to make you smaller and more contoured, while a tummy tuck removes excess skin with some fat removal.
If you have an abundance of fat, then Liposuction is the right choice for you. If you have no fat, but have excess skin, then tummy tuck may be the best choice.
If you have both fat and excess skin, it would be better to have the excess fat removed first, and after liposuction, you may want a tummy tuck to remove the excess skin.
The tummy tuck procedure is much safer after liposuction since the fat has already been removed.
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