Tummy Tuck vs Liposuction vs BodyTite. What Body Contouring Procedure is Right for You?

Top Rated Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Magassy, has been performing Tummy Tucks, Liposuction and BodyTite for years in his Northern Virginia Accredited Surgical Suite. If you’ve been looking at your mid-section and aren’t happy with what you are seeing. You still have time to consider body contouring around your abdominal region before bathing suit season is upon us. Don’t know whether liposuction or tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) or BodyTite is the right treatment for your specific needs and/or goals?

All three procedures are popular cosmetic procedures that restore a more toned, youthful-looking figure, but are intended to correct different issues. The abdominal procedure you and Dr. Magassy choose will depend on your body and the end result you are wanting.

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that removes loose skin and fat from the abdomen and tightens the muscles so that is appears flatter and more toned. Abdominoplasty is used for helping women restore their figures after pregnancy and for men and women that have had rapid, extreme weight loss and was left with loose skin.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there are several medical benefits in having a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty besides cosmetic reasons.

More Toned Abs and Better Posture

After extreme weight loss or multiple pregnancies, stomach muscles can become stretched out, and diet and exercise alone cannot help. You can do 1,000 sit ups a day, and it’s not going to create a flat, toned tummy. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgically tightens weak muscles, while removing excess skin and fat, to flatten the abdomen.

After an abdominoplasty, patients may notice that their posture has improved significantly, thanks to the tightened muscles supporting their spine. The improved support and better posture can have the added benefit of relieving certain types of back pain.

Ventral Hernia Correction

A ventral hernia occurs abdominal wall tissue is stretched and forms a weakness bulge, which holds abdominal contents. There are several potential causes of abdominal wall weakness including pregnancy, massive weight loss or surgeries like C-sections or appendectomies.

A ventral hernia correction and abdominoplasty are similar procedures as both surgeries correct weakened adnominal wall muscles. No matter the cause, whether pregnancy or weight, a weak abdominal wall will allow a hernia to form.

What is BodyTite?

BodyTite Newest and Most Advanced Body Contouring & Refinement, FDA Approved procedure that is a great solution for individuals who are looking to reduce fat without the saggy, wrinkly skin.​

BodyTite is a minimally invasive procedure that shapes, tightens and lifts or scar. Fat is dissolved and this skin is tightening and you are left with surgical-like results without the added downtime. The downtime is dependent on the treatment area, which can be from only 1-2 days up to 10 days. Results can be seen immediately, with best results noticeable after 3-6 months.

What Results will Liposuction Only Give?

If your concerns are limited solely to the accumulation of diet and exercise-resistant fat deposits in the stomach region, liposuction may be the best option as it is designed to remove fatty tissues from various areas of the body.

Laser liposuction, also known as “liposculpture”, “laser lipolysis” and “laser lipo”, has revolutionized the fat loss and has mad the agony of regular liposuction a thing of the past. Basic liposuction involves the use of a hollow metal tube called a cannula to remove extra fat, by negative pressure. The cannula is places through incisions and afterwards, these incisions are closed up with stitches – bruising and pain will follow.

Laser liposuction is minimally invasive, which means that you will not have to be exposed to the experience of the basic liposuction technique. All liposuction is performed in our fully accredited operation room in our Virginia office. Recovery is faster and there is almost no pain or bruising. The outcome of any type of liposuction is a newly contoured body shape with reduced fat, especially in areas that are stubborn to fat loss.

Smart lipo is non invasive, and it dissolves the fatty tissue cells using a laser that also promotes the growth of collagen, which will leave the skin looking tighter, where as some other techniques of liposuction can leave the skin looking saggy and loose. Smart Lipo is performed under general or local IV sedation anesthesia in our out-patient surgery suite.

Laser Liposuction is commonly performed for the following areas of the body:

  • Neck

  • Arms

  • Abdomen

  • Back

  • Hips

  • Buttocks

  • Thighs

  • Knees

Most patients are back to work within a week and positive results can be seen within days after liposuction surgery.

Which Body Contouring Procedure is Right For You?

Ultimately, Liposuction, BodyTite and Tummy Tuck surgery can be excellent plastic surgery options for qualified candidates. The best way to know if you are a good candidate for either of these three procedures is to discuss your wants and need with a Top-Rated, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Magassy of Plastic Surgery Associates, PC, will be able to address any questions and concerns during your consultation and decide which procedure is right for you. Call today (703)790-5454 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Magassy of Plastic Surgery Associates, PC.

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