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Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck

There are many different ways that men and women can sculpt their body to achieve a firm, fit, and defined physique. A nutritious diet and regular exercise can do wonders for weight loss, but the persistence of excess skin and stubborn fat pockets are concerns that even healthy living can be difficult to resolve. Our Minneapolis practice offers several body contouring treatments to slim, smooth, and tighten the abdominal region, and our board-certified plastic surgeon can help you discover the most beneficial procedure for your aesthetic goals. Two of the most popular body sculpting treatments at Gryskiewicz Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery include liposuction and tummy tuck surgery, each having its own benefits and limitations depending on your particular cosmetic concerns.

Liposuction can be an effective technique for patients who are struggling to remove isolated fat bulges exclusively, such as “love handles,” “bra rolls,” or other regions of exercise-resistant fatty tissue. When loose, stretched skin in the abdomen is not a concern, targeted fat reduction through liposuction may be enough to restore a leaner body contour.

In contrast, a tummy tuck is intended to treat more extensive abdominal concerns. If fatty deposits in the midsection are accompanied by lax musculature and excess skin, tummy tuck surgery may be a more effective procedure to restore a flatter abdomen and a slimmer waistline. This body sculpting procedure is often highly beneficial for patients who have just undergone pregnancy or significant weight loss, which are both factors known to cause increased skin laxity and stretched abdominal muscles.

Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz is dedicated to helping you attain your ideal figure with a personalized treatment plan optimized specifically for your needs. If you have any questions about how you can achieve a tighter abdominal contour, please don’t hesitate to contact our practice to speak to a member of our team, or to have your concerns assessed in a consultation.

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