Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan and staff are located in Scottsdale, AZ offering plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as skin care treatments.

Tummy Tucks vs. Liposuction in Mommy Makeover Procedures

Plastic Surgeon Scottsdale

Many women who consult a plastic surgeon for a mommy makeover wonder if a tummy tuck or liposuction is better. In reality, comparing these two procedures is like comparing apples and oranges. Although they can both help you achieve a trimmer midsection, they do so by completely different means and by addressing completely different problems. Plastic surgeons consult with their patients at length to plan personalized mommy makeover procedures and can guide the way as patients consider which abdominal procedure is right for them. Here is a closer look at both procedures to help you decide which could be right for you.

Tummy Tucks
If your complaint about your midsection is sagging, loose skin, then a tummy tuck could be the right procedure for you. During this procedure, excess skin is removed from the tummy area, and the remaining skin is pulled taut over the muscles. This kind of skin is common in moms, when skin stretched by pregnancy weight gain does not snap back into place, even after reaching your goal weight. Sagging and loose skin will not respond to diet and exercise efforts, so a tummy tuck is the only way to achieve these results. Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan will decide if you need a mini or full tummy tuck procedure depending on the amount and location of your excess skin and fat.

Unlike a tummy tuck, which targets excess skin, liposuction targets excess pockets of fat. The fat removed from the abdomen during a mommy makeover is persistent fat that hasn’t responded to diet and exercise efforts. When there is no to minimal loose skin present, liposuction could be the ideal way to get rid of excess fat that has stuck around after pregnancy.

Choosing a Procedure
Dr. Geoghegan will help you decide if excess skin or fat is the issue, but it also may not be necessary to choose. It’s common for women to have both procedures as part of their mommy makeovers to achieve their best results.

These procedures are just two examples of plastic surgeries that can be included in an Oasis Plastic Surgery mommy makeover in Scottsdale. Make an appointment with Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan of Oasis Plastic Surgery today by calling (480) 264-6428.

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