Although liposuction and tummy tuck can both be used to treat the abdominal area, they are distinct procedures that serve unique purposes. Often they are combined for optimal results, so the answer for you may be that both tummy tuck and liposuction are right for you.
Liposuction targets fatty deposits to eliminate stubborn fat that doesn’t respond well to diet and exercise. Liposuction can be used successfully in many areas of the body in addition to the stomach area, including buttocks, thighs, back, chest, and even neck to improve your contours.
Tummy tuck is a more invasive surgical procedure that specifically targets your abdominal region. During a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, Dr. Bogue can remove excess skin and tissue from your belly, tighten the underlying muscles, and leave you with a smoother, flatter stomach. Tummy tuck procedures range from mini tummy tucks to address a small amount of sagging skin below the belly button to extended tummy tucks and circumferential body lifts that address large amounts of excess skin often due to massive weight loss.
If you would like to learn more about tummy tuck and liposuction and which procedure will best meet your desired goals, please schedule a one-on-one complimentary consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Bogue at (561) 886-1002. Dr. Bogue welcomes patients from Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale or any of the surrounding areas in Florida.