Do I Need Liposuction Or A Tummy Tuck?March 15, 2023
Liposuction and tummy tuck surgery are both designed to improve the shape of the body. In some instances, both procedures are necessary to achieve optimal outcomes. In others, only one is needed to produce desirable results.
Dr. Ravi Somayazula is a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience. During your initial consultation, he will carefully examine the areas you would like to improve to help you determine if tummy tuck, liposuction, or both will be best for your specific needs.
What is Abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery) removes loose and sagging skin from the body’s midsection. During full tummy tuck surgery, abdominal muscles are pulled together as well. This helps to highlight the natural contours of the waist. It also corrects diastasis recti, an issue that can lead to herniation, back pain, and diminished core strength.
Dr. Ravi offers both full and mini tummy tuck options. While both can produce remarkable results, neither is ideal for every need. Use the contact form on this page to schedule your consultation and learn which one is right for you.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction removes stubborn fat deposits from the body. Dr. Ravi uses VASER High-Def Liposuction, which allows for more thorough fat removal from the arms, chest/breasts, buttocks, and thighs. Liposuction is also commonly used on the abdomen.
VASER Lipo is designed to maximize fat extraction while reducing bleeding, infection, and trauma risks. In addition, it offers a reduced recovery period and predictably pleasing results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Ravi can provide additional details about this advanced technique to help you determine if it’s right for you.
When there is excess skin around the belly and waist, chances are there’s a little bit of extra fat as well. Dr. Ravi commonly combines liposuction with tummy tuck surgery to fully sculpt and contour the midsection of the body. This is particularly common during procedures such as post-weight-loss surgery or mommy makeover, procedures which may also include additional body and breast options.
To learn if a single procedure or combination will more effectively help you reach your goals, please call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics at 281-242-1061 and schedule a consultation today. We serve Houston and all surrounding areas of Texas.