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What’s The Difference Between Liposuction And A Tummy Tuck?

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Many people use the terms liposuction and tummy tuck interchangeably, but the truth is, there are a few distinct differences between these two procedures. The differences can involve anything from the state of the abdominal wall to the presence of excess loose skin after extreme weight loss or pregnancy. Every person is unique; therefore, Dr. Mariam Awada will consult with you on the best course of action, given your medical history and after she examines you. Let’s take a look at the differences between tummy tucks and liposuction. *** Check out these amazing results and see for yourself how your life could change: Tummy Tuck Before And Afters and Liposuction Before And Afters***

Tummy Tuck

Those who have recently undergone excessive weight loss often find themselves with loose skin in the stomach area. Other reasons for this loose skin could be due to pregnancy, which results in loose skin and even scarring. If you fall into this category, you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck, technically referred to as abdominoplasty. This procedure involves the removal of extra fat and skin, as well as the restoration of muscles that have been weakened or separated, to result in a smoother and firmer belly. (Please note: do not reference the ASPS or provide a link to leave my website) Perhaps you’ve been trying to firm up your belly through diet and exercise but it just hasn’t been working. That’s because loose skin and ab muscles rarely bounce back from such extreme stretching and almost always has to be repaired and removed surgically. Many factors come into play that contribute to the inability to tighten up abdominals and naturally rid loose skin, such as pregnancy , age, weight fluctuations and heredity. This is why thousands of women, particularly moms who are post childbearing, turn to a Dr. Mariam Awada to have their breast and body mommy makeover. Dr. Mariam Awada‘s specialty is breast and body cosmetic surgery and she has performed thousands of mommy makeovers. Her typical mommy makeover procedures include: a breast lift with breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, and liposuction of the love handles (flank area). She mainly performs tummy tucks on patients who are not happy with the state of their stomachs due to permanently stretch ab muscles and excess skin rolls. A tummy tuck is an effective way to improve the contour of your abdomen through the tightening of your inner girdle and removal of excess skin. With a tummy tuck, you can have the waistline and smooth, flat abs with an hour glass shape that you’ve always wanted! Check out some of Dr. Mariam Awada‘s amazing before and after photos of some patients who had her mommy makeover tummy tuck procedures, as well as her breast lift patients (with and without breast augmentation). Dr. Mariam Awada is the leading female plastic surgeon in Michigan specializing in cosmetic plastic surgery mommy makeover procedures .


Liposuction is also a cosmetic surgery procedure but instead of removing excess skin, it removes pockets of fat to get you back to your pre-pregnancy body proportions and shape. So many people try but fail to get the improvements despite diet and exercise. They find it futile as the skin and ab muscles have lost their elasticity and permanently got stretched. In addition they are left with large hormonally and age related physiological changes leaving them with unsightly fat pockets that do not respond. Dr. Mariam Awada performs this procedure most often for moms having their tummy tuck done on the hips, thighs, arms, buttocks, and even the face. Some moms have only excess fat and do not need a tummy tuck and choose to just have liposuction of their abdomen and flanks. In order to be a good candidate for liposuction, you should be a healthy person overall, average in weight with firm skin and concentrated pockets of excess fat. A mommy makeover is an out-patient procedure, which means you don’t have to stay overnight in a hospital. Dr. Awada routinely performs the full mommy makeover as all in one mommy makeover which includes having your breasts augmented and lifted and well as a tummy tuck with flank liposuction all done in the same surgery. Click here to send an email for consultation request or call 248-948-5500. Consulting with an experienced compassionate qualified cosmetic surgeon is imperative before deciding on any type of surgery. Call Dr. Mariam Awada of Michigan Cosmetic Surgery today for a complimentary consultation at 248-948-5500 to start your mommy makeover! *** Still haven’t looked? See for yourself how your life could change from a tummy tuck or liposuction procedure: Tummy Tuck Before And Afters and Liposuction Before And Afters***

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