Woman in white underwearThese days, it seems as though there are plenty of options out there designed to help you slim and improve your midsection.  For many patients, that means they can help improve stubborn stomach bulges from aging, genetics, and pregnancy.

With all the options out there, it can be confusing for patients to select which surgical procedure is right for them.  That’s why board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryan Correa is pleased to help patients decide which procedure is best for improving their midsection: a tummy tuck, or liposuction.

To help answer that question, it’s important to know what happens during a liposuction procedure or a tummy tuck:

  • Liposuction: Liposuction is a great option for patients who are within 20 pounds of their ideal weight and need help removing stubborn fat from various areas of the body.  Liposuction is best for localized fat reduction, and does not remove any extra skin you may have. Additionally, liposuction involves less recovery than a tummy tuck, as some forms of liposuction can be performed with local anesthesia and without invasive surgical procedures.
  • Tummy Tuck: This procedure is designed to specifically address fat reduction in the midsection, as well as excess skin as a result from weight loss, pregnancy, or aging.  The tummy tuck procedure involves making an incision in the bikini line which allows your plastic surgeon to repair abdominal muscles, remove stubborn stomach fat, and tighten stomach skin.

As far as which is ‘better’ it truly depends upon your specific anatomy and goals – some patients are best suited with liposuction while others will need a tummy tuck.

To learn more about which surgical procedure is right for your midsection needs, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryan Correa at Correa Plastic Surgery in The Woodlands, TX.  During your consultation, Dr. Correa will work with you to identify your goals for your midsection improvement, as well as which plastic surgery procedure is ideal for those goals.

Correa Plastic Surgery serves the greater Houston area.