Laser Lipo vs. Tummy Tucks: Which Option is Better?

Getting a flat, shapely stomach is never easy but it certainly can be done.

However, sometimes diet and exercise are not enough to get rid of stubborn belly fat. This is where liposuction and tummy tucks really come in handy.

While some patients can get away with using one of these procedures, others may need to opt for both to achieve the desired result.

There’s no real way to say which procedure is better because it all depends on the results you’re looking to achieve.

Laser lipo vs. tummy tucks

This is what you need to know about these two popular procedures.

Laser liposuction

Liposuction has always been a very popular cosmetic surgery but today, laser lipo is leading the way. The key differences between traditional liposuction and laser lipo are the technique used and the results.

During laser liposuction at Verve Clinic in Sydney, the fat is first softened and liquefied to make it easier to remove with the cannula. This means that patients will bruise far less after the procedure. The other key benefit is that laser lipo offers the added benefit of skin tightening along with fat removal.

Almost any area of the body can be treated with laser lipo, including the stomach, thighs, back, chest, bra rolls and love handles.

The Tummy Tuck

Women who have had children will experience a number of different changes to their abdominal wall and the skin around their stomach area. Those who have lost a significant amount of weight tend to have a lot of excess skin and tissue that’s not going to anywhere, even with diet and exercise. In this case, a tummy tuck may be necessary.

Which procedure is right for me?

If you’re looking to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat and only have moderately loose and sagging skin, laser liposuction at Verve Clinic in Sydney is the ideal procedure.

If you have a significant amount of sagging and drooping skin and want to repair the abdominal muscles that were stretched during pregnancy, a tummy tuck is a better option.

In some cases, both laser lipo and a tummy tuck may be necessary as some women do want to remove excess fat, skin and repair their abdominal muscles.

What Should You Do Next?

Even though there is a lot of information available on the internet about these types of procedures, nothing beats the opinion and advice of a board-certified surgeon who has experience with both these procedures.

With that being said, it’s still important to educate yourself as much as possible so that you can evaluate whether a surgeon has enough knowledge and whether they’re providing you with the correct information.

If a surgeon is promising you the world or making claims that you know aren’t true, it’s best to consult with someone else. Overall, it’s always a good idea to consult with more than one surgeon anyway.

Be sure to ask questions about the surgeon’s qualifications and experience during your consultation and find out exactly where your procedure will be performed.