Many men and women on Kona desire a flatter, more aesthetically pleasing abdomen. Choosing between a tummy tuck and liposuction for your abdomen is a choice best made with a qualified, board certified plastic surgeon in Kona. However, doing your research will give you a better idea of what to expect and what procedure might be best for you before your initial consultation.
The main goal of a tummy tuck is to tighten the abdomen wall while remove excess skin and fat. Many women suffer damaged abdomens after pregnancy, a common reason for a women to undergo a tummy tuck. Men can also undergo a tummy tuck to remove exercise resistant “beer bellies.”
Many people in Kona are hesitant to consider a tummy tuck because of the scaring and perceived intensity of the procedure. Aside from the tummy tuck that makes a hip to hip incision, and the extended tummy tuck that makes an even longer incision in order to include the “love handles”, an option that will minimize scarring is the mini tummy tuck. The mini tummy tuck is a great option for women in Kona who are most concerned with excess fat below the belly button.
Liposuction removes fat, but does not tighten the skin or help with cellulite. Younger people in Kona who have a considerable amount of elasticity in their skin see great results with liposuction. The incision for liposuction will also yield a much smaller scar and healing time than the tummy tuck. For optimal results, your Kona plastic surgeon may also recommend a combination of the tummy tuck and the liposuction procedures.
If you are interested in finding out whether a tummy tuck or liposuction would be best for your abdomen call the offices of S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS today for a consultation. S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS will give you a thorough analysis of your options and help you decide what procedure is best for your specific anatomy.