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New You in the New Year: Liposuction versus. Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck vs Liposuction

For many people, January is the beginning of personal goal-setting. We find our office filled with people who are ready to change their beauty routine or change their body. We love to see the results of these very personal resolutions. To assist in making 2015 your best year yet, we have a range of fat removal and body sculpting options.

Liposuction removes fat only and then relies on the skin’s elasticity to contract. Because our office uses ultrasound assisted liposuction for most patients, we are able to create a small incision and the scar is very minimal. Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL) uses ultrasonic energy to liquefy fat before it is removed by suction. Because the fat is liquid at the time it is evacuated, removal is smoother and mechanically more efficient.

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes the skin and the fat in the lower abdomen. Because both skin and fat are removed, the incision and scar are larger and there is a longer healing period. Tummy tucks are great for removing more tissue while liposuction is fantastic for contouring certain areas.

In addition to liposuction and abdominoplasty, our office now has a non-surgical fat removal option called CoolSculpting®. This technology works to freeze subcutaneous fat cells and they are slowly absorbed and removed by the body. During a single session the area treated can lose 20% of its fat cells.

Whether you’re looking for something minimal or a more noticeable change, we have a fat-loss option for you. If you’re interested in scheduling a consultation with one of our surgeons you can call our office at (310) 784-0644 .

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