Orlando Plastic Surgeon Discusses Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction for Abdominal Contouring

Dr. James Matas explains key differences between abdominoplasty and liposuction.

Dr. James A. Matas explains the differences between liposuction and abdominoplasty for individuals interested in restoring a slimmer, more toned midsection.

Orlando, FL — According to Dr. James A. Matas, the abdominal region can be one of the most troublesome areas of the body when trying to achieve a toned, athletic look. The Orlando plastic surgeon says both men and women alike often struggle with stubborn pockets of fat or excess skin that is resistant to even the most rigorous diet and exercise regimes. Fortunately, for patients who are at or near their ideal weight, Dr. Matas offers a couple different surgical procedures that can help his patients achieve their body sculpting goals.

Since liposuction and tummy tuck surgery are both popular options for achieving a more contoured stomach region, Dr. Matas takes time during the consultation process to educate his patients about the advantages of each procedure. “Ideal candidates for liposuction are typically already at or near their ideal weight and seeking to target trouble spots by removing a layer of excess fat from the specified region,” says Dr. Matas. He goes on to note that this procedure uses relatively small incisions to treat a variety of body areas, including the hips, love handles, outer thighs, abdomen, and even inner thighs.

While tummy tuck surgery often has a similar aim of achieving a slimmer abdomen, Dr. Matas says the approach has some key differences. “Also known as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck surgery uses an incision that runs along the lower abdomen to remove an accumulation of redundant skin and tighten the underlying abdominal muscles for a flatter stomach and a more toned appearance,” says Dr. Matas. In addition, he notes that liposuction can often be combined with abdominoplasty to excise stubborn fat buildups in the treatment area. Since skin and muscles of the abdomen stretch, expand, and can become damaged during pregnancy, the Florida plastic surgeon explains that a tummy tuck is often the solution women who want a flatter tummy after pregnancy are seeking.

Ultimately, Dr. Matas highlights that the best way for individuals to determine which body contouring technique would be most beneficial is to seek the expertise of a board certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in both procedures. By doing so, he says patients can help to ensure the most appropriate selection is made based on their unique needs and aesthetic goals.

About James A. Matas, MD

Dr. Matas is a board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of the Advanced Centre for Plastic Surgery. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Miami. Afterward, Dr. Matas completed his general surgery residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, his plastic surgery residency at Indiana University Medical Center, and additional medical training with Fellowships in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery. He is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Matas is available for interview upon request.

For more information about Dr. Matas and his practice, please visit yournewlook.com and facebook.com/pages/Dr-James-A-Matas-Advanced-Centre-for-Plastic-Surgery/202214226477819.


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