Are There Alternatives to a Tummy Tuck?

tummy tuck patient in tampa bayTummy tuck surgery is incredibly popular — and for good reason. Not only is it the most effective way to eliminate stubborn belly fat and excess skin, but it also tightens your abdominal muscles for a firmer stomach. There’s no other treatment or procedure that compares to the dramatic results a tummy tuck can achieve.

However, if you don’t think you need a full tummy tuck, some alternatives could be a good match for you. Here are a few options that might work for your unique goals.

Target Your Lower Stomach with a Mini Tummy Tuck

If you’re only concerned about your lower stomach, a mini tummy tuck might be the perfect solution. This procedure tightens and sculpts the area below your belly button. It flattens this problem spot by removing fat and skin that hasn’t responded to your fitness efforts.  

Recovering from a mini tummy tuck is faster and easier than recovering from a full tummy tuck. Keep in mind, however, that it can’t achieve the same results. It won’t target the area above the belly button or get rid of as many stretch marks.

Remove Excess fat with Liposuction

For those without significant skin or muscle laxity, abdominal liposuction may be more appropriate than a tummy tuck. It removes localized deposits of fat from the stomach area to eliminate small bulges and create a more flattering contour. 

Our practice offers the following types of liposuction:

Liposuction can’t address moderate to severe sagging skin. However, some liposuction technologies like SmartLipo use laser energy to create a smoother result. Others can be paired with Renuvion® to provide a skin tightening benefit. These options may benefit you if you have mild skin laxity. 

Get Personalized Surgical Recommendations  

Dr. Stan Castor is a board-certified plastic surgeon who will gladly recommend the ideal procedure for you. Call 813-971-2000 to schedule a complimentary consultation. Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center serves Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas of Florida.

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