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Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction

Posted October 28, 2019 in Liposuction, Tummy Tuck

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Many patients who struggle with an unflattering belly pooch turn to diet to exercise to get a flat and toned midsection.

However, some patients feel they have tried everything just to have little to no change to their body.

Hanging skin on the belly or weak abdominal muscles can leave a person feeling self-conscious about their figure.
Fortunately, body procedures like tummy tuck surgery and liposuction can reshape your stomach to create a slim and sexy look.
However, the amount of correction needed in your midsection determines which procedure is right for you.

 Liposuction and tummy tuck procedures are a great way to help shape your body after losing weight.

What Is the Difference Between Lipo and Tummy Tuck?

Although both tummy tuck and liposuction can treat the midsection, there are a few differences.

Each procedure addresses a specific concern along the midsection that the other cannot unless performed together.

For example, liposuction works to suction out fat from the stomach, but it cannot treat sagging skin.

A tummy tuck, on the other hand, addresses sagging skin through excision and improves the abdominal contour by tightening the abdominal muscles.

What Is the Right Option for Me?


Liposuction is a safe, surgical procedure that can beautifully enhance the overall appearance of your figure to produce a more slender, better-contoured shape.

This technique is best used to eliminate stubborn fat deposits not just on the stomach, but also on the following areas on the body:

  • Arms
  • Waist
  • Back
  • Flanks
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Hips

Most candidates are aware that “lipoplasty” relies on a special suction device known as a cannula to remove unwanted, excess fat in localized body areas.

There are also numerous liposuction techniques to choose from like traditional, tumescent, and ultrasonic (UAL) liposuction.

Tummy Tuck Surgery

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that is considered the gold standard when it comes to toning and sculpting the abdomen.

During a traditional tummy tuck, surgical incisions are made from hip to hip.

The underlying abdominal muscles are tightened, and the loose skin is surgically removed. The incisions are then closed, and a tighter, more sculpted abdominal contour is revealed.

Tummy tuck surgery goes far beyond that and can resolve even severe cases of sagging abdominal skin.

This body-contouring procedure can also be performed with or without liposuction to transform the midsection after weight loss or pregnancies have resulted in excess, sagging skin.

Contact Us Today!

To learn more about liposuction or tummy tuck surgery and to determine if you are an ideal candidate, please contact Dr. Ghere’s Baton Rouge, LA, office at (225) 412-4774 or schedule a consultation with us online today!

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A little can go a long way, and it is never too late to make a change.

Mary Ghere, MD

Weiler Plastic Surgery

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Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: 225-399-0001

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