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PHOENIX, AZ, February 02, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- If you're considering liposuction or an abdominoplasty (also known as a tummy tuck) to remove stubborn fat deposits, the most effective option will depend in large part on your muscle tone and the condition of your skin.
A consultation and exam with an experienced plastic surgeon will determine if you're a candidate for liposuction or abdominoplasty as well as which procedure will be most effective for your individual condition and body type. Although liposuction and tummy tucks are sometimes performed in conjunction with one another, each treatment has distinct advantages and limitations.
Liposuction is used to remove fat deposits that lie below the surface of the skin and do not respond to diet and exercise.
Liposuction is typically well suited for patients who are in good overall health, and who are near their ideal body weight. Good liposuction candidates also have sound abdominal muscles and good skin elasticity.
If you have loose abdominal skin and your abdominal muscles are loose or have some separation, an abdominoplasty may be the right choice for you.
A tummy tuck removes excess fat while also tightening loose skin and the underlying abdominal muscles. Many abdominoplasty procedures also utilize liposuction to achieve the desired results.
In fact, liposuction and tummy tucks are often performed with other complementary procedures as part of a mommy makeover, a combination of body contouring procedures intended to help women restore a shapely, youthful appearance following childbirth.
It is important to note that neither an abdominoplasty nor liposuction is designed as a weight-loss method. These cosmetic surgery procedures are meant to treat problem fat deposits through different approaches based on your specific needs. Only a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon can determine which procedure is right for you.
If you live in the Phoenix or Scottsdale, Arizona, areas and would like to learn more about tummy tucks or liposuction, please visit the website of accomplished plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Angelchik at www.doctorangelchik.com.
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