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Torn Between Liposuction and Tummy Tuck: Which is Best For You?

A flat, firm, and well-toned midsection is one of the most common cosmetic goals of men and women who come in for an initial consultation here at our Las Vegas body contouring surgery practice. Every so often, these patients will ask which between a tummy tuck or liposuction is ideal for their abdominal contouring needs.

If you currently find yourself in a similar situation, the information below will help you figure it out!

When to Opt For Liposuction

With various types of liposuction techniques available today, it’s no wonder that it was last year’s most frequently performed surgical cosmetic procedure. Generally, liposuction is ideal if you have localized pockets of excess abdominal fat (in the form of a muffin top, spare tire, love handles) that do not disappear despite strict adherence to a healthy diet and regular exercise for more or less 6 months.

Moreover, liposuction is ideal for individuals with good muscle tone and skin elasticity in the abdominal area. Here at our practice, liposuction is popular among men and women who have great overall physique but just can’t get rid of their bulging abdominal area.

When to Opt for a Tummy Tuck

If your concerns have to do mostly with a significant amount of excess abdominal skin and weakened abdominal muscles, a tummy tuck may be more appropriate than liposuction.

By and large, the procedure removes extra fat directly through an incision (usually in the lower abdomen area). The excess abdominal skin is trimmed away while the underlying abdominal muscles and its surrounding connective tissues are tightened and repaired.

Conclusively, liposuction is ideal if your specific concern has to do with isolated areas of abdominal fat. On the other hand, a tummy tuck is your best bet to reducing the appearance of sagging abdominal skin and loose abdominal muscles which is common after pregnancy and massive weight loss.

Dr. Herte’s Unique Approach to Body Contouring Procedures

Dr. Herte’s unique approach to liposuction and a tummy tuck sets her apart from other plastic surgeons who perform body contouring surgery. In Dr. Herte’s approach, the goal of each procedure is more than just the removal of excess fat or abdominal skin. Her approach is geared towards achieving a midsection that is aesthetically pleasing and naturally balanced with the rest of the body’s contours.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Herte today by calling us at 702.732.9600 or by filling out this contact form today to schedule an appointment.  We look forward to your visit!