Plastic Surgery Stomach Area


Plastic Surgery Stomach Area

There are two well-known types of plastic surgery to the stomach area: liposuction and a tummy tuck. Both procedures affect the size and appearance of the midsection creating a flatter, tighter and smaller stomach area. 

Liposuction is a type of body contouring cosmetic surgery that uses a small tube, known as a cannula, that is connected to a suction pump and then inserted through a tiny incision near the targeted areas. Liposuction removes stubborn pockets of fat in localized areas.

Referred to often as a mommy makeover, a tummy tuck procedure, medically known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin. Tummy tucks target loose skin and diastasis, a condition that occurs when abdominal muscles do not properly reshape after naturally separating during pregnancy. Diastasis can lead to a rounded or enlarged appearing midsection in some cases due to these weak abdominal muscles. In addition to skin removal, tummy tucks differ from liposuction in that these surgeries involve restoring or repairing the weakened or separated muscles. 

Another plastic surgery stomach area option is a panniculectomy surgery in which hanging skin and fat is removed specifically from the lower abdomen. A panniculectomy surgery differs from a tummy tuck in that the abdominal muscles are not tightened, it’s simply the elimination of fat and skin to the lower part of the stomach area. 

For more information on plastic surgery stomach area procedures, schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled plastic surgeons at David W. Allison, MD. Plastic surgery requires personalized detail from your first visit to your post-operative recovery. All our staff at David W. Allison, MD are happy to guide you through the best options available to help you feel happy and confident in your own skin. Call 703-754-8228 or book online WEBSITE

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