We often get asked which is better, liposuction or a tummy tuck. Let us explain the differences.
Liposuction surgically removes excess fat deposits from specific areas of your body. This is done by making small incisions and using a suction technique to extract unwanted fat via cannulas.
The main purpose of liposuction is to sculpt and reshape the body to improve your body proportions, enhance contours, and boost your self-confidence.
One key advantage of liposuction is its ability to address larger volumes of fat and create more precise sculpting. It also removes fat cells permanently.
Ideal candidates for liposuction are close to their ideal body weight but struggling with localised fat deposits. Patients must also:
- Present good overall health and skin elasticity
- Have realistic expectations of the outcome
- Understand that liposuction doesn’t replace a healthy lifestyle
A tummy Tuck is a surgical procedure for reshaping and contouring the abdomen. It focuses on addressing loose skin, hanging fat, muscle laxity, and the overall appearance of your abdominal area.
During this procedure, Anna makes a discrete incision along the lower abdomen, removes excess skin or fat, tightens the underlying muscles, and artfully repositions the skin for a smoother, flatter contour. She also creates a new, natural belly button.
A tummy tuck offers more comprehensive results by addressing excess skin and muscle laxity in addition to removing fat. While it’s a more invasive procedure, the tummy tuck provides transformative results that can’t be achieved with non-surgical treatments alone.
Ideal candidates for tummy tucks are patients who’ve experienced significant weight loss, undergone multiple pregnancies, or have loose, sagging skin and weakened abdominal muscles due to aging or genetics.
So, which procedure is best for body contouring? The best way to answer this question is to book in for a consultation with Anna so she can give you her expert opinion.