As the calendar turns to March, the month that spring begins, summer, the season of bathing suits and shorts, is not far behind. With this change of seasons, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS sees an increase in requests for liposuction and tummy tucks. Though both of these procedures remove fat and add contour and definition to your body, they are not interchangeable, and each has specific applications.
Liposuction is performed to remove areas of fat deposits which are resistant to diet and exercise. Since liposuction removes fat, not skin, the appropriate candidate for this procedure will have good skin tone and elasticity. Liposuction is used for many areas of the body – the abdomen, chest, buttocks, back, thighs, and neck.
A tummy tuck, known as abdominoplasty, which removes excess abdominal fat, also addresses excess abdominal skin and weak or separated abdominal muscles. During this procedure the abdominal muscles are tightened, and abdominal skin and fat are removed. Liposuction is often used in conjunction with a tummy tuck, to define and contour the area.
To discuss your options for a better beach body, call our Morristown, NJ office at 973-889-9300 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Glatt.