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A Flatter Belly: Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck

Having a soft, poorly defined abdomen can leave you feeling self-conscious about your body. Clothing may fit uncomfortably, and you just don’t feel confident in your appearance. Lifestyle changes such as pregnancy, weight gain, weight loss, or aging can leave you with excess fat, loose skin, or a weakened abdominal wall. If you are looking to restore the tone and definition to your midsection, there are two ways that can help: liposuction or tummy tuck surgery.

Procedure Comparison

Tummy Tuck Patient of Dr. Gwanmesia We offer two different procedures to tailor treatments to your specific needs. Liposuction is primarily a fat removal process that has a shorter recovery period. It can highlight definition along the abdomen and create more beautiful curves at the hips.

Tummy tuck surgery, on the other hand, focuses on treating excess skin accumulation and weakened abdominal muscles. These issues typically lead to an unsightly belly pooch, and, in some cases, cannot be eliminated through traditional diet and exercise.

Liposuction Candidates

You may be a good candidate for liposuction if you are within 50 pounds of your ideal weight since liposuction is not designed to be a significant weight loss procedure. Standalone liposuction may be right for you if:

  • You have unwanted deposits of fat
  • You have good skin elasticity
  • You are close to your goal weight

Tummy Tuck Candidates

If you have experienced changes to the look and feel of your belly following weight loss or pregnancy, then you might be better suited for tummy tuck surgery. This procedure focuses on eliminating excess skin from around the abdomen and tightening loose abdominal muscles.

Should I Combine Procedures?

Liposuction and tummy tuck procedures are routinely combined because excess fat and tissue laxity often go hand in hand. You may find that in addition to excess folds of abdominal skin, you also have deposits of fat preventing you from achieving the toned, defined look you desire. Consider combining procedures for optimal results.

Schedule a Consultation

Deciding between liposuction, tummy tuck, or a combination of the two will vary on more than just your physical issues. Your consultation is an important part of the decision process because a plastic surgery expert will be able to evaluate your needs and balance them with your wants.
For more information on these procedures or to schedule your body consultation, call Mr Gwanmesia at +02074741300, or you can contact his office online.

Dr Ivo Gwanmesia

Dr Ivo Gwanmesia is one of Harley Street’s most experienced and renowned craniofacial plastic surgeons. With over a decade of professional experience, he has transformed the lives of countless patients from all over the UK & abroad.

Due to his vast and hands-on training in the UK and the US, Dr Ivo now specialises in more than a dozen different aesthetic, craniofacial and transgender procedures. Some of them include face, neck, and brow lifts, upper and lower blepharoplasty, breast reduction & breast uplift as well as facial feminisation surgery, to name a few.

Dr Gwanmesia has also conducted pioneering research, which led to the development of a new technique for the reconstruction of the middle vault of the nose, known as the ‘Fulcrum Spreader Graft’. He was also part of a study comparing the efficacy of the Sheen Spreader Graft and the Fulcrum Spreader Graft. The study has since been published on PubMed and the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.