SOURCE: Dr. Adam Tattelbaum

Dr. Adam Tattelbaum

April 30, 2016 19:41 ET

Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck: Which Is Right for Me?

Maryland Plastic Surgeon Provides Clients With Options to Meet Their Aesthetic Goals

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwired - Apr 30, 2016) - Maryland plastic surgeon Adam G. Tattelbaum, M.D., provides clients with a broad assortment of surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dr. Tattelbaum is a double board certified plastic surgeon who received Ivy League plastic surgery training at both Harvard University and Georgetown University. He is also an attending physician at various hospitals. His extensive training and experience qualify him to meet the needs of his patients. He has been listed as one of the top plastic surgeons in America by the Consumer Research Council of America.

One of the most common concerns that many patients have is determining which procedure may be right for them. This is particularly common among those who wish to reduce excess fat or skin around the midsection. Two popular body contouring procedures used to accomplish this goal are liposuction and the tummy tuck. Each procedure offers certain benefits, and each one may be a better fit for some patients than it would be for others.

The best way that patients might decide which of the two procedures matches their circumstances is to discuss the matter with Dr. Tattelbaum. He can offer insights and information regarding the advantages that each procedure offers.

Patients may also wish to explore how the procedures are implemented, as well as which patients may be suited to either liposuction or a tummy tuck. Liposuction is a technique used to suck fat from under the skin. Small incisions are made in the affected area, and a device is used to apply suction to the area and remove the fat. This is done via the tumescent technique, which involves injecting fluid into the affected area before the liposuction is performed. Liposuction is ideally suited to those who do not have sagging skin around the affected area. 

A tummy tuck may be done by removing quite a bit of skin and tightening the abdominal wall. It might also be done by removing skin only below the belly button and possible tightening some muscle. This procedure can also be implemented without tightening any muscle. A tummy tuck may be the most appropriate option for those who have gained or lost much weight and now have sagging skin around the midsection. Knowing the differences between liposuction and the tummy tuck procedure can be beneficial in making a final decision. Dr. Tattelbaum will offer detailed information to those who are considering which procedure might work best for them. 

Dr. Tattelbaum's three plastic surgery offices serve clients in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington D.C.

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