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The Difference Between a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction

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The Difference Between a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction

Getting rid of unwanted fat and bulge is at the top of many women’s lists. This is especially true if diet and exercise have proven ineffective on certain problem areas. Sadly, there are some areas where stubborn fat will just remain, no matter how hard we target these spots.

This is when you may need outside intervention from an experienced professional, like Dr. Tenley Lawton, located in Newport Beach. There are two procedures you may want to consider when the problem area is around your mid-section, as it is for so many of us, especially after children.

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can make that excess skin and fat disappear by tightening the abdominal wall and pulling everything “up.” The abdominal muscles are brought back together, while any skin and fat that remains after the skin is pull taut is easily removed. This creates a more contoured mid-section with a smoother, flatter stomach. A tummy tuck is ideal for women who are generally in good shape but been unable to tackle those few pounds around their waist.

Liposuction, on the other hand, can remove undesirable fat from a localized area, including the chin, neck, upper arms, hips, thighs, knees, and back. This fat is removed through a hollow tube inserted through a strategically placed incision near the problem area.

Both procedures can rid your body of unwanted fat. A tummy tuck can provide an additional tightness and lift to the mid-section, while liposuction will remove pesky fat cells from the mid-section that otherwise wouldn’t budge.

Visit our Newport Beach office to discuss your Liposuction or Tummy Tuck options. Or, call us today to discuss which option is best for you based on your desired results.

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The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.


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