Knowing which procedure is best for contouring your figure during a mommy makeover can be a confusing process. Liposuction is one of the most common body contouring procedures, but tummy tucks are also rising in popularity. The procedure that is best for you depends on your needs.
Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
Advancing age, pregnancy or a combination of factors can result in the skin losing its elasticity. Even if a significant amount of weight is lost, the excess skin will remain. A tummy tuck removes not only excess fatty tissue but also any extra skin. The procedure can also resolve diastasis recti, or separated abdominal muscles.
Benefits of Liposuction
Liposuction, on the other hand, removes lingering fat deposits in the subcutaneous layer, the area directly beneath the skin. Because many people tend to store unwanted fat in this region that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise, liposuction can be an excellent option for these problem spots.* However, it’s important to remember the limitations of liposuction. For instance, lipo does not improve cellulite or tighten baggy skin.
The Best of Both Worlds
The best body contouring option for your mommy makeover may be a combination of both a tummy tuck and liposuction. The C.L.A.S.S.® (Combined Lipo-Abdominoplasty Sculpting & Shaping) procedure combines liposuction of the flanks and abdomen with a customized tummy tuck for a more refined outcome.* Each C.L.A.S.S.® tummy tuck is individualized to help each person meet his or her goals.*
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.
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