Which Should I Choose: Liposuction or Tummy Tuck Surgery?


One of the most common questions our experienced plastic surgeons receive from patients is whether liposuction or a tummy tuck is a better choice for them. Every individual has different needs and goals. Therefore, the right approach will vary from person to person. In general, these two techniques achieve different goals. For instance, liposuction is designed to remove excess fatty tissue from the treated area, which can be virtually any region of the body (abdomen, thighs, back, face, etc.). Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is chiefly designed to reduce excess skin and tighten muscles in the midsection. Liposuction and tummy tuck surgery are often performed together to accomplish more comprehensive results.

If you have excess skin on your abdomen as a result of weight loss, pregnancy and childbirth, or another reason, tummy tuck surgery can help address these concerns. On the other hand, if you have good skin elasticity but excess fatty tissue on your midsection or elsewhere on your body, liposuction may be the better technique. During your initial consultation, Dr. Samuel Sohn can help you find the ideal method for your needs and goals.