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Tummy Tuck or Liposuction? Can a Mini Tummy Tuck fix my belly? These are questions I hear every week. And after 20 years, I’ve provided guidance on the choice between Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck, thousands of times.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Video Presentation (As Seen on KRON 4)

So when I had the opportunity to discuss San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgery on the Bay Area’s News Station, KRON 4’s Body Beautiful, Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) was a popular choice. While the decision to have plastic surgery should be made only after an in-person consultation with an Experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, the Tummy Tuck Video below provides good general information about Abdominoplasty.

So Liposuction or Tummy Tuck?

As much as I would like to perform minimally invasive surgery on everyone of my San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgery patients having abdominal rejuvenation, good results can only be obtained with good judgement. The first step toward a good result is defining what needs to be fixed. Once the problems are defined, the best procedure usually selects itself. This does not mean that compromises can’t be made, as long as it is understood that smaller procedures can only correct smaller problems.

Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction Guide

Many specifics need to be reviewed to determine the best course of treatment for abdominal rejuvenation, and all of them are important. If I had to choose one, the most important factor is skin tone. If your skin tone is good (tight) and there are localized areas of fat in the abdominal wall or sides, then the indicator needle on the plastic surgery procedure meter points more toward Liposuction. On the other hand, if your skin is loose or redundant (folding over), especially if the underlying muscles are lax (commonly seen after weight loss or pregnancy), then the needle moves to Tummy Tuck.

Tummy Tuck Consultations

The decision of whether to have plastic Surgery, and deciding which procedure will provide the best results takes teamwork. While you provide the drive, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon can help with the navigation. If you are dissatisfied with your belly, and want to learn more about Liposuction, Tummy Tucks or another Cosmetic Plastic Surgery procedure, give me a call at (925) 943-6353, and schedule a private and informative consultation appointment.

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