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Tummy Tuck or Liposuction, Which Should I Have Done?

Do I need a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction? Which do I need, liposuction or a tummy tuck, patients frequently ask this question when they visit their plastic surgeon. Patients can try to answer this question for themselves before they visit the plastic surgeon to understand the difference between the two procedures, figuring out what bothers them most about their body, and what they want to accomplish. Liposuction Liposuction reduces the fat volume in problem areas that make patients uncomfortable about the way they look. This is a more intense procedure as it takes more fat from different areas of the body and not just one location. This can include love handles, midriff, buttocks, thighs, and so on. Small incisions are made by the cosmetic surgeon in order to remove the excess fat from the troubled areas. The pitfall for this type of cosmetic surgery is that it doesn’t remove excess skin so in order to consider this procedure one should have a good skin tone or may have to consider having a tummy tuck. Dr. Adam Tattelbaum is a liposuction Maryland specialist. He will review your goals and advise whether liposuction or a tummy tuck is ideal for your goals. Tummy Tuck A tummy tuck is for women who may have just a bit of fat they want removed but have extra skin that needs to be removed as well from their mid-section. Some women with weak abdominal walls, as well as, those with poor skin tones would benefit more by seeing a tummy tuck Maryland specialist. Before consulting with a cosmetic surgeon as to whether which is best for you, liposuction or tummy tuck, Maryland women should look at themselves in a mirror. Figure out what you don’t like most about your body. Are you just wanting to give yourself a younger looking flatter stomach or do you want rolls removed from it and maybe your upper back or love handles. Knowing what your desires are can help determine whether you should have lipo or tummy tuck Maryland surgery. Another thing that should be taken into consideration is the cost variation between a liposuction and tummy tuck Maryland procedure. Although most Maryland cosmetic surgeons will work with patients to find the right treatment plan at the right cost, one should still take their budget into account. There are many liposuction and tummy tuck Maryland professionals to choose from, so before you run out and have some work done, compare costs and services provided between a few different professionals. Hopefully this helps answer your question!

October 22, 2012 5:34 pm
Categories: Blog, Body, Tummy Tuck

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