Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

Published on December 4, 2009 by Brian Joseph

Because there are so many different cosmetic surgery options today, sometimes it is difficult for potential patients to determine which procedure is the right one. While it is great to be able to access information easily on the Internet regarding different types of procedures, this is no substitute for a one-on-one consultation with a trained, qualified cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Brian Joseph.

One of the decisions Dr. Joseph helps his patients make is whether a tummy tuck or liposuction can help them create the contoured, sculpted abdominal area they desire. In general, if a person has good overall health but cannot get rid of excess fat and skin in the abdominal area in spite of diet and exercise, a tummy tuck may be warranted. If the person has excess fat, but not excess skin, liposuction may be the answer.

In some cases liposuction is implemented along with a tummy tuck to achieve the greatest amount of fat removal.

These two procedures remain in the top 5 cosmetic surgeries, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In fact, in 2008 there were:

  • 245,138 liposuction procedures
  • 121,653 tummy tuck procedures

If you are a healthy individual who would like to eliminate unwanted fat and/or skin in the abdominal area, please contact our Florida cosmetic surgery office today for a tummy tuck or liposuction consultation.

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