If you wish you had a smooth, firm tummy but cannot manage to make your abs appear even with a committed diet and exercise plan, then you may be interested in learning more about the benefits of plastic surgery. Two procedures — liposuction and tummy tuck — are the most popular choices for improving the midsection. In this blog, Dr. Ravinder Jarial, an elite, talented plastic surgeon, explains the differences between these body contouring options.
Understanding Each Surgery
Liposuction’s goal is to reduce unwanted fat cells from targeted areas of your body. While it is not effective for losing a significant amount of weight, liposuction is ideal for addressing lingering fat deposits to improve your contours. Dr. Jarial can perform liposuction on many areas of the body, but the abdomen is an especially popular choice because stubborn fat often amasses around the belly.
Meanwhile, tummy tuck addresses the loose skin around your stomach. Even if you have minimal fat on your midsection, loose skin can make your belly bulge in a way that looks like fat. With abdominoplasty, Dr. Jarial removes excess skin while also reconnecting shifted abdominal muscles to restore definition to your stomach.
Choosing the Right Surgery
When deciding between these body contouring procedures, the most important factor is identifying the root cause of your dissatisfaction. If persistent belly fat is getting in the way of you achieving a flatter tummy, then you would probably see the best results from liposuction. However, if prior weight loss or pregnancy has left stretched skin around your midsection, then you probably need a tummy tuck to achieve the contours you seek.
During a consultation, Dr. Jarial can assess your midsection and help identify the root problem. Having helped many patients to attain their dream proportions, he can recommend the most appropriate surgery.
You may discover that you have both excess fat and sagging skin. If that is the case, combining liposuction with tummy tuck is the ticket for producing optimal results. Because these procedures are frequently paired, Dr. Jarial has mastered the technique of simultaneously removing fat and tightening the skin for ideal body contours. Plus, by having these surgeries performed at the same time, you can overlap the recovery periods.
Meet with Dr. Jarial
To learn more about liposuction, tummy tuck or other body contouring procedures from a leading plastic surgeon in West Palm Beach & Fort Lauderdale, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Jarial by calling (561) 249-0390.