Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck: What’s the Difference?

When researching which procedure you really need you might not know which direction to proceed. For example, patients often want to know what the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction is. Below we have outlined the two procedures and how they’re different.

Liposuction is a procedure commonly performed to remove excess fat. It’s the ideal procedure for removing fat from areas that you just haven’t been able to lose through diet and exercise. Liposuction is most commonly performed on the neck, abdomen and waist, back, hips, and the thighs.

While liposuction removes the excess fat, it does not however, remove the excess skin. This is where a tummy tuck comes in.

A tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin. Typically a patient who has gone through a major weight loss such as weight loss surgery or a pregnancy often has sagging skin. A tummy tuck removes any excess fat and sagging skin and then tightens the underlying abdominal muscles creating a more firm abdominal area.

Sometimes there are situations where a patient will want or need both procedures together. It’s a case by case situation in which a consultation would be required however liposuctions and tummy tucks are often performed at the same time.

To learn more about which procedure is best for you check out our liposuction page and our tummy tuck page. Both the liposuction and tummy tuck are part of our Mommy Make-Over Packages.

We have an on-site surgery suite that is accredited through the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facility. We also offer many discounts at local hotels for our out-of-state patients.

If you’re interested in getting a procedure, please contact us here at Precision to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. John McFate.

Check out our gallery for Tummy Tucks here: Tummy Tuck Gallery