What’s the Difference Between a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction?

by | Dec 15, 2019 | 0 comments

If you have a difficult time getting rid of stubborn fat in your midsection, you’re not alone. Childbirth, the natural process of aging, and a number of other factors can often lead to this issue. The good news is that liposuction or tummy tuck surgery can help. So, what’s the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction? Read on to learn more about these two procedures that we frequently perform here at Brown Plastic Surgery – and find out which one may be the best option for your unique body.

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I may recommend liposuction if you are struggling with fat bulges but have a fairly flat abdominal wall. During the procedure, you can expect me to make tiny incisions in hidden areas so that I can suction the fatty tissue between your skin and abdominal wall. I’ll sculpt the fat so that you can enjoy an attractive, sculpted abdominal shape. Liposuction can also be performed on other areas of the body including the thighs, hips, buttocks, arms and under the chin.



Also known as abdominoplasty surgery, a tummy tuck may make sense if you have loose skin and/or stretched abdominal wall muscles. A tummy tuck involves me making an incision at your bikini line, between your hip bones so that I can lift the skin and fat away from your abdominal wall.

In most cases, I’ll need to create a new, natural-looking belly button. I will likely recommend a tummy tuck if you are looking to achieve a more toned abdomen after you’ve had a baby or lost a significant amount of weight.




Many patients are surprised to learn that I often recommend combining liposuction with a tummy tuck. Here’s why: While a tummy tuck can tighten your abdominal muscles and remove excess skin, liposuction can contour your body, creating more dramatic results. 

Also, undergoing both of these procedures at one time is more affordable and comes with less downtime. If your goal is to get your pre-baby body back, you should know that both of these procedures can also be paired with a breast lift in a mommy makeover surgery.

I had a full tummy tuck w Dr. Brown. I honestly can say my hospital stay was so awesome, very relaxing and Dr. Brown and his staff treated me so well!

I am so happy w my new look and pretty flat tummy! I work in the beauty industry and tell all my clients to go see Dr. Brown.

He is a great guy!

Happy Happy Happy!

JY, Happy Patient


If you’re wondering if you’re a good candidate for an arm lift or how much it may cost you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown of Brown Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, Arizona​ today. You can count on him to help you make an informed decision. Call us at +1 480-947-2455 or fill out our convenient online contact form