Patients are often confused about whether they are in need of liposuction or Tummy Tuck. Generally speaking, the distinction is quite simple.
Patients who are young with good skin tone and no history of rapid and/or extensive weight loss and no history of pregnancy are usually very candidates for liposuction.
Patients who have had pregnancies, extreme weight loss, lots of stretch marks and weak abdominals need a Tummy Tuck. A Tummy Tuck is a more extensive procedure requiring a longer, although low lying scar, and longer recuperation. The operation tightens the abdominal muscles and removes the excess skin leaving an attractive flat abdomen ready for bikini wear.
At times there is a gray zone where the skin tone is not bad and there is a fair amount of fat above the abdominal muscles. In this case liposuction may be chosen, although there is a possible need for a second stage skin excision later on.
Consultation with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon will help decide on the proper procedure.
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Dr. George Lefkovits, the owner of Park Plaza Plastic Surgery, is a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has extensive training and over 30 years of experience in performing all kinds of plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Lefkovits attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and State University of New York Downstate Medical College for his degrees.