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Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction

Liposuction and a tummy tuck are two of the most popular body contouring procedures we offer. Both can be used to achieve a flatter stomach and a more sculpted figure. However, there are significant differences between these two procedures, and it’s important to understand what each one can and can’t do when determining the right treatment plan to achieve your goals.

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The Mommy Makeover and You

If you've given birth, you know that your body has gone through many changes. To accommodate your growing child, your body expands to make room for your unborn child. The time after giving birth is filled with a myriad of stresses. Adjusting to your baby's erratic sleep schedule, the lack of sleep, and the complete alteration of your normal routine all make it extremely difficult to find time to work on yourself, especially your figure. The mommy makeover is a combination of procedures performed at once to restore your breasts and body shape.

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Liposuction Vs. A Tummy Tuck

Liposuction and tummy tucks accomplish very different goals. Liposuction is best for men and women who have areas of unwanted fat with little to no loose skin. A tummy tuck is designed to get rid of moderate to severe loose skin and tighten the abdominal muscles to provide a flat stomach. Learn more about the differences between lipo and abdominoplasty in the infographic below.

How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Surgery Cost?

Boca Raton woman lifts shirt to show tummy tuck surgical lines. The cost of an abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, varies by plastic surgeon, location, and other factors. Plastic surgeons who are board-certified will likely have higher prices than a cosmetic surgeon with less training and experience, and certain cities may have higher operating expenses due to the cost of living.

Slideshare: Liposuction

Our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Bogue offers liposuction to his patients who struggle with pockets of stubborn fat around the body. He uses his extensive experience to help you trim and tone your body for the aesthetic results you desire. In the slideshare below, we briefly outline the important points of this body contouring procedure.

Tummy Tuck Options We Offer

tummy tuck options boca raton florida plastic surgeryFor many people as they get older, keeping a trim physique is harder to do. With the many responsibilities that demand attention, it can be difficult to maintain a dedicated exercise routine and eat as healthy as you should. Those factors, along with a metabolism that slows as we age, can cause little pockets of fat to form around the body, and for many people, that area is the abdomen.

How Do I Know If I Need Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck?

If you’re considering body contouring for your midsection you may wonder if you would benefit more from liposuction or a tummy tuck. While both of these procedures have their advantages, the right treatment for you depends on your specific situation and goals. In the video below, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Bogue discusses some of the factors that will determine which procedure would be best for you.