One of the most common challenges for women and men today is targeting their midsection.  Genetics, diet, lifestyle and other factors can often lead to a protruding belly, and no matter how many crunches you do we are often left with something “to tuck in.”

Liposuction and a Tummy Tuck are two effective options to achieve a flatter, smoother abdomen and waist line. When considering the two procedures, examine your body and consult with a board certified plastic surgeon that specializes in body contouring. 

The ideal liposuction candidate, male or female, is someone who eats a healthy diet and maintains a fit and active lifestyle, yet struggles with one or more stubborn areas of fat.  In men, the most common area of stubborn fat is the flanks, also known as the love handles. For women, stubborn fat is not limited to one typical problem area. Most women seeking fat reduction wish to target fat in the lower abdomen, inner and outer thighs, and love handles. Liposuction is a reliable method to remove stubborn fat cells in these areas with minimal interruption to daily life.  Post treatment the skin will tighten to a degree, but if you are starting your journey with loose, sagging skin then you might be a better candidate for a tummy tuck.

A tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty will help remove excess skin as well as the underlying fatty tissue. Women who have experienced pregnancy or patients who have undergone dramatic weight loss will benefit from a tightening of the underlying muscles often done during the procedure resulting in flat abdomen. Ideal candidates should be in good health and able to take a 10-14 break from their regular routine or activities.

To determine the best method for achieving the midsection you desire, schedule your consultation with Dr. Jarrod Daniel today! Board certified and experienced in body contouring, he can help you decide on the best procedure to create your slimmer, better-contoured abdomen. Contact us by calling (207) 213-1867 or by filling out our online contact form

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