A flat, toned-looking stomach is an extremely appealing attribute. But many of us struggle to achieve our desired abdominal contours, despite eating healthy foods and working out consistently.
Read on as Dr. Rudy Coscia explains what abdominal liposuction and tummy tuck achieve to give you an idea of what might benefit you personally.
Who it’s for: You may assume liposuction is solely a fat removal technique, but it is much more nuanced than that. Think of it more like a contouring tool that gets rid of fat and sculpts the remaining fat to create proportional and smooth-looking body contours.
Abdominal liposuction is best for the candidate who has targeted areas of unwanted belly fat with firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone. Candidates will see the most attractive results if their skin can retract or “snap back” over the smaller belly after fat has been removed.
If you are relatively slender but have always carried weight around your stomach, abdominal liposuction may be your best bet.
What it does: Liposuction removes unwanted fat using vacuum suction. Dr. Coscia creates small openings in the skin and inserts a tube called a cannula through the openings. Without using suction, he moves the cannula to break up the fatty tissue. Then, he applies suction to remove the fat from the body.
Who it’s for: Tummy tuck includes a fat removal component, but it also addresses the abdominal skin and muscles. Tummy tuck is best for the candidate whose stomach looks flabby, saggy or stretched-out after having children or losing a lot of weight.
You will see great results with tummy tuck if you are left with a “pooch” or folds of loose skin on your lower abdomen from childbearing or significant weight loss.
What it does: Unlike liposuction, which is performed through small skin openings, tummy tuck requires an incision from hipbone to hipbone. Through the incision, Dr. Coscia tightens the abdominal muscles and removes excess pockets of fat. He removes excess abdominal skin and tightens the remaining skin. Dr. Coscia can also adjust the position and contours of the navel to create a more appealing shape.
The best way to find out whether abdominal liposuction or tummy tuck will provide the improvements you want to see is to book a consultation with Dr. Coscia. He has spent many years evaluating patients and recommending suitable treatment options. Call or email us today to request an appointment.