Liposuction Vs. Tummy Tuck Surgery – Columbus Plastic Surgeons Discuss the Differences
Doctors at The Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery say abdominoplasty and liposuction each have a number of advantages to help patients achieve their body contouring goals.
Columbus, OH – Liposuction and tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) are two of the most frequently performed surgical cosmetic enhancement treatments available. Columbus plastic surgeons at The Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery say the popularity of these procedures is reflected at their practice. They note that options such as liposuction and abdominoplasty can be helpful for patients who would like to recontour their bodies and address areas of excess fat or loose, inelastic skin that is unresponsive to diet and exercise. For these patients, the OSU doctors reveal, liposuction or tummy tuck surgery can serve as a final push toward realizing their aesthetic goals.
The surgeons say, while both of these procedures can be effective body contouring techniques, liposuction and tummy tuck each offer unique advantages and can ultimately be used to achieve different surgical outcomes. They note that one of the biggest benefits of liposuction is the surgery’s ability to achieve a wide variety of patient goals. The procedure can eliminate stubborn excess fat deposits from the arms, legs, back, abdomen, neck and many other areas of the body.
While a tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) targets only the abdominal region, the doctors say this body contouring procedure has its own particular set of advantages. A tummy tuck is designed to eliminate excess skin, tighten the abdominal muscles, and pull the remaining skin taut to produce a flatter, more fit-looking stomach. The OSU surgeons note that a tummy tuck can often be helpful for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight, as well as those who experience loose, excess skin in the abdomen due to recent pregnancy, the natural aging process, or other causes.
The doctors say that liposuction and abdominoplasty have different treatment approaches and recovery experiences, but they each can help patients achieve the goal of recontouring their bodies with beautiful results. They encourage men and women who are considering a body contouring procedure to schedule an appointment with a board-certified plastic surgeon to talk about their options. After determining their candidacy for tummy tuck or liposuction, the doctors say patients can make an informed decision about which procedure might be better-suited for attaining their desired results.
About The Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery
The Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery is a practice comprised of 14 doctors who specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. They offer a wide range of treatments and procedures, including cosmetic plastic surgery, hand and elbow surgery, complex reconstruction after trauma, skin cancer reconstruction, and pediatric surgery. The physicians at the OSU Department of Plastic Surgery are available for interview upon request.
The Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery
915 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43212