Liposuction vs. tummy tuck: Which one is right for me?

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Liposuction vs. tummy tuck: how do I know which one is right for me?

by Ellen Mahony

If you are an adult struggling to maintain your midsection with diet and exercise, you are not alone. It is common for men and women to experience settling of excess fat in the abdominal area, especially if they lead high-stress lives that leave them vulnerable to accumulating abdominal fat, as well as contributions from genetics, lack of activity, and bad habits such as alcohol use and smoking. Men and women who want to target their midsection and find a solution may want to know which treatment is right for them: a tummy tuck or liposuction?

Tummy tuck vs. liposuction

Liposuction is a treatment that removes unwanted fat in a specific area using a wand called a cannula connected to a machine that offers suctioning power, like a vacuum. The cannula is inserted into the treatment area and used to permanently remove fat cells. It provides immediate results. However, patients who remove an extensive amount of abdominal fat may deal with another coexisting problem: excess skin. Liposuction alone can cause patients to experience loose skin that makes them feel self-conscious even after their cosmetic procedure. In situations such as this, a tummy tuck may be more desirable. A tummy tuck integrates liposuction into the procedure, while also removing excess skin and contouring the midsection during the same procedure. The tummy tuck will provide a firmer appearance while liposuction alone removes unwanted fat cells.

Which treatment is right for me?

Dr. Ellen Mahony and her team of professionals in Westport, Connecticut understand that many patients want to look their best. To do so, they might be considering plastic surgery. During an initial evaluation at our practice, patients can discuss their concerns and work with their provider to choose the procedure most appropriate for their unique situation, personal finances, and lifestyle. We want our patients to make educated decisions and provide them the knowledge they need to do so.

Call Dr. Ellen Mahony to discuss plastic surgery solutions

Whether you are considering some work on the midsection or a facial procedure, Dr. Ellen Mahony is here to help! Westport, CT area patients can call the office at (203) 221-0102 and book a consultation with our team at 131 Kings Highway North. Our practice is always accepting new patients at our state-of-the-art plastic surgery facility.

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Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ellen Mahony specializes in breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, liposuction, face lift and eyelid surgery. Her office is located in Westport and serves Fairfield, Bridgeport, Norwalk, New Canaan, Ridgefield, Shelton, Darien, Redding and Monroe.

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