SOURCE: Christopher Chung, M.D.

Christopher Chung, M.D.

March 24, 2015 10:03 ET

Corona Plastic Surgeon Clarifies Distinctions Between Body Contouring Procedures

Dr. Christopher Chung Compares Abdominoplasty and Liposuction Techniques, Revealing the Benefits and Customization Potential of These Popular Body-Contouring Procedures

CORONA, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 24, 2015) - Plastic surgery is designed to reshape the face and body to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the treated area and improve a patient's satisfaction with his or her appearance, states Corona plastic surgeon Christopher Chung, MD. Body contouring procedures, specifically abdominoplasty and liposuction, are two of the most popular techniques used toward this goal, he adds. In many ways, he notes that these two approaches can achieve the same outcome, a slimmer, more youthful-looking figure. However, he clarifies, there are more differences than similarities between these two options when examined more closely.

Dr. Chung reveals that an essential part of his responsibilities is educating patients about the procedure they may be considering; for instance, the differences between tummy tuck surgery and mini tummy tuck surgery, which are common terms for two types of abdominoplasty. Furthermore, when individuals ask whether tummy tuck surgery or liposuction can provide better results, he explains that these methods are designed to treat separate issues: abdominoplasty addresses skin and muscle laxity and liposuction addresses excess fatty tissue. Once the Corona plastic surgeon and the patient decide together which modality will be appropriate, he indicates that he can then further refine and customize the operation based upon the unique needs and goals of the person.

Another distinction Dr. Chung says he also emphasizes is the length of downtime. While liposuction typically requires approximately one week of time off, he indicates that tummy tuck surgery, particularly when part of a Mommy Makeover, can require as much as or more than two weeks of recovery. Therefore, he often suggests that women carefully consider the right time to undergo a Mommy Makeover.

Dr. Chung reiterates the importance of patient education, saying that the better informed an individual is typically the happier he or she will be with the results. He says that by offering a comprehensive resource on the various benefits and limitations of body contouring procedures, he believes he can assist people in determining which aesthetic enhancement procedure can achieve their desired outcome and also help them develop confidence in their decision.

About Christopher Chung, MD

In private practice since 2002, Dr. Chung is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Corona, California. He earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco before completing an additional eight years of training in general and plastic surgery. In addition to being an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), he is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a recipient of numerous accolades, including the United States Special Congressional Recognition and the California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition. He is available for interview upon request.

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