When it comes to shaping the abdomen and midsection, there are two popular surgical options to consider. Liposuction and the tummy tuck are the two most effective surgical procedures for body contouring. The best way to determine which option is best for you is to consult with Dr. David Holcomb and Dr. Joshua Kreithen, both experienced cosmetic surgeons in the Sarasota area.

The amount of excess skin present around the stomach is generally the primary determining factor for which procedure to go with. If your skin’s elasticity allows it to successfully recover from the weight reduction of liposuction, then liposuction alone may be a better procedure.

A tummy tuck involves trimming the abdomen of sagging excess skin through an incision along the pelvic region. It can also involve surgically tightening the muscle walls if they’ve stretched or separated over the years. It’s worth noting that many tummy tuck procedures also involve some degree of liposuction.

Contact us if you have more questions for our plastic surgeons regarding either liposuction or a tummy tuck.