Liposuction and tummy tuck are two popular procedures for those who want to rejuvenate their abdominal area. Although these procedures share some similarities, there are also some distinctions between the two that could make one a more suitable choice than the other. During the consultation with your surgeon, they will evaluate you and assist you in making an informed decision that best meets your goals. McLain Surgical Arts, led by cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain, provides tummy tuck and liposuction to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding locations.
A tummy tuck is most suitable for those with drooping, sagging abdominal skin. In this operation, excess fat and skin are removed and any abdominal muscles that have been stretched or torn due to pregnancy or weight gain are repaired and tightened so the skin can lay tight and flat.
Liposuction involves the use of a thin cannula to suction out fat from targeted areas. Both liposuction and tummy tuck operations are done on an outpatient basis and require general anesthesia, but liposuction is a much less extensive procedure. With liposuction, only the fat is taken away, and any excess skin or damaged abdominal muscles remain untouched. This procedure is best for patients who wish to only remove persistent fatty accumulations from parts that still have good skin laxity.
Which Procedure Should I Have?
If you have an excessive amount of sagging skin, a tummy tuck will provide the best results. Alternatively, liposuction is a good choice for those who only aim to get rid of fat in specific areas. Your doctor will discuss your goals with you to determine which procedure is the most suitable for your desired end-result. McLain Surgical Arts, led by cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain, provides tummy tuck and liposuction to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding locations.
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McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing.
Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.