Tummy Options: “Do I need a tummy tuck & lipo, or just lipo?”

Q: “I am really just wanting lipo. Don’t wanna get cut if I don’t have to. Worried about scaring and if it’ll be visible. But also don’t wanna waste money just getting lipo and then having saggy excess skin. I am 29 a mother of 2. I’m 5’10 and 203lbs”

TallnCurvyChick, Nashville, TN

Dr. Yovino’s Answer: You have options and both have different outcomes. Lipo alone will improve your shape and you’ll fit my better in your clothes but you won’t . Lipo has minimal almost insignificant skin scarring and a short recovery. Lipo is performed comfortably without the need for general anesthesia in the appropriate hands. You’re also a great candidate for a tummy tuck. This requires general anesthesia, a longer recovery, and some lengthy but hidden scarring. The advantage of a tummy tuck is the significant flattening and tightening of your stomach which more associated with being bikini ready. I hope this helps-

Justin Yovino, MD, FACS 

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Beverly Hills, CA

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