Those considering plastic surgery to perfect their midsection may be curious about the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction. Even though both of these are widely popular due to their effective results, some individuals may benefit from a tummy tuck more than liposuction – or vise versa.
Liposuction can get rid of the body fat, whereas the tummy tuck helps to shape the body as well as eliminate any excess skin or stretch marks. So an individual who cannot lose stubborn stomach fat with diet and exercise may be best suited for liposuction, whereas a person with loose skin following weight loss or pregnancy should consider a tummy tuck.
In some cases both a liposuction and tummy tuck can result in the best outcome. A recent study found patients who undergo both surgeries showed a 99 percent satisfaction rate. In addition, the same percentage would recommend the dual procedure to their friends and family, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports.