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Liposuction versus Tummy Tuck

Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck.jpgHave you been considering liposuction in Fairfax?  Or perhaps a tummy tuck?  Maybe both?  You’re probably wondering what the difference is in cost, recovery and results.

Liposuction is designed to remove fat from the body.  During liposuction small, thin tubes are inserted into the body and fat is suctioned away.  The tubes (called cannula) are moved by the doctor to the areas being targeted for fat removal.

Liposuction is most often done as an outpatient procedure and, thanks to newer techniques that are gentler and less painful, can often be done without general anesthesia.  After the procedure, the area of the body that was treated will be firmly wrapped in bandages to reduce swelling and bruising.  Liposuction is typically done to reshape areas of the body, not to lose weight.

A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat in the abdominal area that hasn’t responded to exercise and diet.  It helps restore muscles that have become weakened or separated due to pregnancy or weight issues.  Drains and support garments are a common part of a tummy tuck.  Liposuction can be, and often is, performed during a tummy tuck procedure.

For more information about either liposuction or a tummy tuck, please consult the staff at Dr. Andrew Goldberg in Fairfax at 703-264-0904 or virginiaplasticsurgery.com.

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