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Which Body Contouring Procedure Should I Get First?

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Posted July 24, 2020 in Body Contouring

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Between liposuction, a tummy tuck, and a Mommy Makeover, which should you go for first? It’s important to understand each procedure for a well-informed choice. When deliberating on a body procedure, the first thing to consider is the reason for the exercise. Plastic surgery is not just for aesthetic value, but it can improve the quality of your life.

Standing woman clasping her belly fat that can be removed with plastic surgery.

Apart from wrinkled skin, carrying excess weight leaves you feeling tired and generally looking and feeling older. You’re also at a higher risk of contracting conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Such body procedures may improve your overall quality of life and boost self-esteem.

What Is Liposuction?

Even with a healthy diet and exercise, you may still have patches of fat on different parts of the body that alter your shape. Liposuction is ideal for toning and improving the results of exercise and dieting by removing stubborn fatty deposits. The procedure is a cosmetic exercise that surgically suctions fat cells out of the body. 

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

For most people dealing with weight issues, their most significant concern is the concentration of fat around their midsection. A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, gets rid of the excess fat, tightens loose skin, and gives the abdomen a smoother, more youthful contour.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

This is a procedure carried out to tighten loose skin, remove fat, and restore the body to its original shape after childbirth. Since most women do not regain their natural curves after giving birth, this procedure can help. It’s also challenging to get rid of the loose skin around the midsection or the fat gained during pregnancy. Some even have to deal with saggy breasts after breastfeeding. A Mommy Makeover is a combination procedure that may include a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation.

Which Body Procedure Should You Choose?

The right body contouring procedure will ultimately come down to your specific concerns and the extent of those concerns. 

For instance, if you are already in good shape, exercise often, and eat healthily, liposuction is ideal for taking your contour to the next level. This procedure is recommended for people who observe a healthy lifestyle but still can’t get rid of fatty deposits. This treatment can be recommended before or after childbirth; however, pregnancy may impact your results.

If you have excess skin, fatty deposits, and separated abdominal muscles from weight loss or pregnancy, but are relatively in shape in the surrounding areas, a tummy tuck would be for you. This surgery redefines the abdominal contour, but it cannot address the surrounding areas without an additional body contouring procedure.

If trying to get your pre-pregnancy body back, a Mommy Makeover may be your ideal option. This procedure is tailored to you according to your preferences and can address the greatest number of areas and concerns.

Interested in Learning More?

If you are concerned about sagging skin or excess fat, reach out to us, and we will be happy to recommend the best procedure for you. Contact us today at (404) 257-9888 or by filling out our online contact form.

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