Many people assume that liposuction is the same as abdominoplasty, which is also commonly referred to as a tummy tuck. They’re two different treatments entirely.
Yes, they’re both cosmetic. Yes, they both change the appearance of your midsection, helping create a smaller, tighter, or flatter stomach. However, there are some key differences.
These differences include the way the procedure is carried out, the risks, and the recovery time. Below, we will explain more about the differences between the two treatments.
Liposuction involves the surgeon making small incisions around the site of your fat deposits. The fat cells will then be loosened as a cannula (thin tube) is moved underneath your skin.
Dr. Holley will then use a medical vacuum to suction out the fat deposits that he dislodged using the cannula. You may need to have several sessions to achieve your desired result.