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What is best for me to remove unwanted belly fat? Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck?

Questions that will be addressed during your consultation at Tampa Bay Body Sculpting with Dr. Robert Miles, D.O. to determine whether Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck is best for you.


If your goal is to remove excess fat in a specific area and improve your shape with little downtime, then liposuction may be your best choice.  Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure where Dr. Robert Miles, D.O. will place a small incision under local anesthesia and fat is extracted in that specific area of your body.  The downtime for this procedure is on average 1-3 days but varies with each patient.  Skin will tighten during the healing process after a liposuction procedure with Dr. Robert Miles, D.O.  The tumescent fluid used during the procedure with the use of a compression garment post surgery aids in skin tightening.  Dr. Robert Miles, D.O. recommends post surgical RF Treatments for additional skin tightening.  These treatments aid in the healing process and tighten the skin.

Tummy Tuck:

If your goal is to have a completely flat stomach without the chance of excess stretched skin then a tummy tuck may be for you.  A tummy tuck is a surgery performed under general anesthesia whereby an incision is made from one side of your body to the other (hip to hip).  Dr. will repair your muscle wall internally, stretch and remove your excess skin, then close the incision.  The downtime for this procedure is on average 1-2 weeks.  Skin is removed with a tummy tuck procedure giving you a completely flat belly area.  If your goal is to not have any loose skin then a tummy tuck may be for you.  

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