Summer is right around the corner, and everyone wants to look good and feel great sporting their nice new bikinis. Having excess skin on the stomach or deposits of stubborn fat in various regions of the body, however, can make anyone feel self-conscious about their appearance. If this is the case for you, you may be able to benefit from an abdominoplasty or a liposuction procedure. But which is right for you?

Choosing an Abdominoplasty

More popularly known as a tummy tuck, an abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure used to remove excess skin from the abdomen. It is ideal for people who have experienced significant weight loss or those who have undergone drastic body changes after giving birth. During the procedure, Dr. Friedlander will tighten your abdominal muscles and remove your extra skin to improve your overall appearance.

Choosing Liposuction

The main objective of liposuction is to eliminate pockets of stubborn fat from specific regions of the body. Many people confuse losing fat with losing weight; liposuction isn’t designed to be a weight-loss procedure. It can, however, help you achieve a slimmer and more toned body. It is useful in a variety of different areas, including the abdomen, thighs, hips, back, and neck.

Which Procedure Is Right for You?

A liposuction procedure and an abdominoplasty can both help you tone your body. Choosing the one that best suits your needs requires an assessment from a board-certified plastic surgeon who has a keen eye for detail, like Dr. Beverly Friedlander.

If she finds that your abdominal skin has lost its elasticity and sags, she will recommend an abdominoplasty. If she finds that your skin is still elastic but you suffer from pockets of stubborn fat, she will suggest liposuction. If you have both excess skin and stubborn fat, you can talk to her about combining the procedures into one for a more dramatic improvement.

To learn more about abdominoplasty surgery and liposuction, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Friedlander.