When it comes to creating the sleek, sculpted body you desire, there are two main obstacles: excess fat and excess skin. Although diet and exercise are effective in helping you become healthier from the inside out, there are some areas of the body that seem impervious to your hard work. Especially in the abdomen, you may feel as though you are always just out of reach of your goal. So if you have been wondering about whether liposuction is an option on its own, or if you need to have a tummy tuck, then allow us to explain.
Liposuction Removes Excess Fat
When it comes to determining which procedure or combination of procedures is right for you, it’s important to understand the purpose behind each one. Liposuction is a treatment designed to remove unwanted fat from a variety of areas around the body, including the abdomen. During this procedure, Dr. Leverett uses a cannula to suction out fat from the target area. This is an excellent option for individuals who are within reach of their target weight and who need just a little help to finally achieve greater tone and body definition.
A Tummy Tuck Addresses Excess Skin
Patients who are struggling to tighten excess skin would be well served with a tummy tuck. This procedure is designed to create a flat, sculpted abdomen when diet and exercise are no longer successful. During this procedure, Dr. Leverett creates a horizontal incision across the lower abdomen, hidden by underwear or a bikini. The sutures are minimal and with embrace® active scar defense, our patients of all skin types experience reduced scarring for the long-term.
Do You Need One or Both?
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your abdomen, liposuction and a tummy tuck are available. However, to determine which procedure will be most beneficial for your needs, we recommend scheduling a consultation. During your appointment, you will be able to discuss your concerns with Dr. Leverett and create a plan to help you achieve your desired results.
At Body By Leverett, we understand how frustrating it can be to deal with excess skin and unwanted fat on your abdomen. That is why our team is here to help you finally achieve the body you deserve. Our office is convenient for residents of Phoenix, Chandler and the surrounding Arizona communities. So if you have questions and are ready to learn more, do not hesitate to contact us.