Many people believe the only way to achieve a smaller, flatter stomach from surgery is with a tummy tuck. However, this isn’t the case. Dr. Joel Schlessinger offers an alternative to this invasive surgery with liposuction. Read more to discover the difference between a tummy tuck and tumescent liposuction.
“Many patients come to me thinking they want and need a tummy tuck,” said Dr. Joel Schlessinger, “but find that liposuction offers a less expensive and more effective result.”
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgery that removes excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen. It is often performed on patients that have sagging skin following pregnancy or major weight loss.
Tumescent liposuction is an alternative to a tummy tuck. This form of liposuction removes unwanted localized deposits of fat to help contour the body.
Why should you choose tumescent liposuction over a tummy tuck? Dr. Joel Schlessinger says tumescent liposuction can give more effective results with only a day of down time compared to a tummy tuck that can leave someone out for up to 12 weeks.
“While tummy tuck is a cute name, it leaves individuals with lifelong scars from one side to another, along with an artificial and somewhat odd appearing belly button,” said Dr. Joel Schlessinger.
“There are times when a tummy tuck is the only thing that can be used, but about 90% of the time I find that tumescent liposuction, the best and safest form of liposuction, does just as well, if not better, at about half the cost.”
Dr. Joel Schlessinger performs tumescent liposuction regularly in his clinic. He also offers SmartLipo procedures, a laser surgery form of liposuction. To learn more about SmartLipo, click here.
Make a consultation today with Dr. Joel Schlessinger and find out of tumescent liposuction is right for you.