If you’re looking for a slimmer figure, but diet and exercise alone aren’t enough, you may want to consider a fat reduction surgery. But, which procedure option will work the best to help you reach your body goals?
Fat Reduction Procedure Options
The two main procedures that can help you achieve the body you want are abdominoplasty and liposuction. Both offer different options for patients depending on their goals and expectations, so take a look below to see which one may work best for you!
An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, works to create a slimmer, flatter abdomen by removing the excess skin and fat from the abdominal area while tightening abdominal muscles. The skin around the abdomen can become loose from multiple pregnancies or fluctuations in weight, and while diet and exercise can help, sometimes surgery is necessary to ensure you meet your body goals.
Typically the procedure will take two to four hours, but the exact timeframe will depend on the patient. You’ll notice some swelling and mild discomfort in the abdomen area for a few days post-procedure, and full recovery can take four to six weeks depending on your initial abdomen condition. Most patients, though, will return to work after only two weeks. A healthy diet and regular exercise will help ensure the results last for many years after the surgery.
While a tummy tuck can provide the results you want, it’s important to know that it results in a permanent scar on the abdomen. While a surgeon can work to minimize scarring or place the scar in an area you can better hide, scarring will exist regardless. With his many years of experience, Dr. Lazarus will be able to give you the best results while limiting any noticeable scarring on the body.
Liposuction is another option to help you achieve a slimmer body that works by removing the fat deposits below the skin with a small tube attached to a powerful vacuum. This fat reduction surgery can remove unwanted fat from almost any area of the body, including:
The time your liposuction procedure will take varies based on each patient, as well as which liposuction technique is used. An initial consultation can help determine which technique should be used for your personal treatment plan.
Are You the Right Candidate?
Neither procedure is meant to be an alternative to weight loss, so not everyone is a good candidate for liposuction or a tummy tuck. Diet and exercise are key to maintaining a healthy, in-shape body, and these procedures are meant to get patients on track with their weight goals.
The best candidates are those who are already close to a healthy, normal body weight and are simply looking for some extra help.
Fat Reduction Surgery at APSA
Dr. Lazarus has been performing fat reduction surgery since 1983, and his years of experience can help you achieve the results you want—safely and effectively. If you want to start your path toward a slimmer, healthier body, give us a call today at 865.588.1662!