Are you interested in body contouring around your abdominal region but don’t know whether liposuction or tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is the right treatment for your specific needs and/or goals? Though these two popular cosmetic procedures each work to restore a more toned, youthful-looking figure, liposuction and abdominoplasty are intended to correct very different issues. As a result, the answer to this question will depend on your unique indications and the particular concern(s) you wish to address. If your concerns are limited solely to the accumulation of diet and exercise-resistant fat deposits in the stomach region, liposuction may be the best option as it is designed to eradicate problematic fatty tissues from various areas of the body. However, if your concerns include loose, excess skin and/or stretching of the abdominal wall (with or without the presence of stubborn fat buildups), tummy tuck surgery may be a better choice. This body contouring procedure can be performed to eliminate extra skin and tighten abdominal muscles that have proven resistant to both diet and exercise, and it can involve some degree of liposuction – when necessary – for optimal results. Ultimately, both liposuction and tummy tuck surgery can be excellent procedural options for qualified candidates, and the most effective treatment for your unique needs and goals can be determined by a board certified plastic surgeon following a thorough examination. – Tiffany McCormack, MD Contact Our Office If you are considering body contouring and would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. McCormack, please contact us today.