Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck Do you have loose skin, excess fat, or both?
After pregnancy or weight loss, many people develop saggy skin on the abdomen. A tummy tuck surgically removes the lax skin and can repair separated abdominal muscles for a flat, toned tummy. Liposuction often accompanies a tummy tuck, allowing Dr. Williams to remove more fat and define the abdominal contours. That said, liposuction alone does not tighten lax skin. In some cases, removing a large amount of fat can cause loose skin in patients with poor skin elasticity. If you have good skin quality and want to treat isolated bulges of fat that fail to respond to diet and exercise, liposuction is preferred instead of a tummy tuck.