If you have some stubborn flab that you can’t get rid of with diet and exercise, you might be considering body contouring options. There are actually a lot of different treatments and procedures that can be used for body shaping, but the most traditional are the liposuction and the tummy tuck. Here is what the two procedures are, how they work, and when each is appropriate.
What is liposuction?
For liposuction, small incisions are made in the target area, and a small cannula is inserted. The plastic surgeon then uses the cannula to break up fat cells and suck them out with an attached vacuum. The fat that is removed can be used for augmentation elsewhere in the body, or simply be disposed of. Liposuction doesn’t have a long recovery, but it also doesn’t remove any excess skin or flab. It only removes the fat. (more…)