Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction in Honolulu – Which Is Right for Me? Randy Wong, MD on 12 May 2015
When visiting a surgeon for liposuction in Honolulu, it’s important to fully understand the procedure and what you can achieve with it. The same applies for tummy tuck in Honolulu. This is because the two procedures are totally different and are often confused.
The two are the most widely sought after surgery procedures for removing excess body fat, but they’re completely different and are performed in different parts of the body.
So, what’s the underlying difference between the two surgical procedures?
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, involves getting rid of excess skin from the lower abdomen and tightening the skin at the upper abdomen. The procedure not only tightens the skin but also the inner girdle, giving a flatter and tighter belly. As the loose skin is removed, it also gets rid of fat deposits.
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves the removal of excess and disproportionate fat that lies under the skin through suction. Small and usually unnoticeable incisions are made through the skin and a vacuum system is used to suck out fat deposits.
So, how would you know which procedure is right for you?
It all depends on your desired results. For someone who has a protruding belly and hanging skin and would like to have a flat middle section, the most effective approach is a tummy tuck.
However, if you have deposits of excess fat that won’t go away even after introducing proper diet and physical exercises, liposuction becomes the most reliable solution. The procedure will noticeably improve your skin appearance.
The procedure will noticeably improve your contours by removing unwanted bulges. In fact, liposuction mainly focuses on removing fat deposits from body parts that have appropriate skin tension. Hips, abdomen, and the flanks are a few examples of these areas.
Whether you choose tummy tuck or liposuction in Honolulu, be sure that you’re guided by the results you would like to achieve. Call Dr. Randy Wong of Honolulu Plastic Surgery Center, (808) 725-2114, and setup a consultation.