Liposuction removes fat from undesirable areas of the body. With liposuction the surgical incisions are small and recovery time is minimal. Liposuction by itself does not tighten excess skin from massive weight loss or childbirth.
A tummy tuck involves removing excess fat and skin and begins with surgery to correct and tighten weakened abdominal wall muscles. A tummy tuck’s surgical area is larger, and the incision is longer. Neither procedure is for weight loss, rather they both help boost your body confidence with a slimmer appearance and help you achieve your ideal body contour. Dr. Laliberte will perform an examination of your abdominal muscles and any excess skin and stretch marks to determine if a tummy tuck is necessary.