If you are unhappy with excess fat or skin on your abdomen, you may want to consider surgical body contouring options that can potentially help you achieve the toner, slimmer look you have not been able to achieve through diet and exercise alone. Dr. Jay Orringer offers patients both tummy tuck and liposuction options that may improve body contours.
Each procedure is designed to treat different issues with your appearance. Factors to consider in choosing which procedure may be right for you, include:
- Your Goals: Tummy tuck addresses sagging skin and muscle-wall weakness of the abdomen. Liposuction addresses small stubborn pockets of fat. The procedures can be combined to address excess fat, sagging skin, and weak abdominal muscles depending on your specific goals.
- Your Age: Because liposuction requires good skin elasticity for the best result, older patients may experience loose skin in the treated area after liposuction and may, therefore, want to combine liposuction with the skin tightening that a tummy tuck can provide.
- Your Life Stage: Tummy tuck can help women address the abdominal issues associated with childbirth, but you will likely want to wait until after your family is completed before undergoing a tummy tuck or a mommy makeover. Pregnancy after surgery can negatively alter your results.
Body contouring is not a tool for weight loss. You should be at or near your ideal weight before undergoing a body contouring procedure in order to achieve the potentially best result.
To learn more about liposuction and tummy tuck and how each procedure may be able to enhance your appearance, please call 310-273-1663 today to schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jay Orringer.
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