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Which is Better: Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

Choosing the right plastic surgery procedure to meet your goals can be difficult. Washington, D.C. plastic surgeon Dr. Desman will help you decide which procedure is best to fit your needs. In order to know if a tummy tuck or liposuction is better for you, you need to know how each procedure will enhance your body. It really isn’t which procedure is better. Rather, it is knowing which procedure will help you meet your goals.

Tummy Tuck

tummy tuck is a plastic surgery procedure that removes excess skin and fat from around the abdomen. The two types of tummy tucks are complete tummy tuck and partial tummy tuck. Both remove excess skin and fat, but a complete tummy tuck targets more of the abdomen while a partial tummy tuck is for anyone who does not require as much of a change as anyone who needs a complete tummy tuck.


Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that only targets and removes fatty deposits from the body. Liposuction does not remove excess skin. If you require skin and fat removal, you will want a tummy tuck. If you only require fat removal, then liposuction is the better plastic surgery procedure for you. Both tummy tuck and liposuction will sculpt your body and enhance your figure.

To schedule a tummy tuck consultation in the Washington, D.C. area, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today. Dr. Desman will answer all of your tummy tuck questions and help you decide which plastic surgery procedure is right for you.