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What are some reasons to undergo a tummy tuck versus liposuction? -Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian - Kare Plastic Surgery - Los Angeles

Many women of childbearing age who have undergone pregnancy have excessive fat and skin on the anterior abdomen.  The most common reason for seeking plastic surgery consultation for the abdomen is excessive skin and fat along the lower part of the abdominal wall.  The patient requests either a liposuction or abdominoplasty for improvement of this area.  During a mommy makeover surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Karamanoukian can perform a combination of tummy tuck, breast enhancement, and liposuction to improve the overall contour of the female body.  The patients often are concerned whether to undergo a tummy tuck or liposuction on the abdominal wall.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian will perform a comprehensive consultation and examination of your abdomen to determine whether a liposuction procedure or a tummy tuck procedure will improve the contour of the abdominal wall.  If there is excessive and redundancy of the skin with stretch marks, a tummy tuck is usually required in order to remove the excess skin and stretch marks.  If the resiliency of the skin on the abdominal wall is good in the absence of severe stretch marks, a liposuction procedure alone may benefit.  In either case, the fat is removed from the anterior abdominal wall and sculpted in order to reshape the torso and waistline.  If you have questions about an abdominoplasty procedure or liposuction procedure, please call our Los Angeles plastic surgery office at 310-998-5533.  One of our plastic surgery patient care coordinators can answer your questions and facilitate a consultation request with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian.  Dr. Karamanoukian is a trusted expert in abdominoplasty and liposuction surgery and performs mommy makeover procedures.  Our office is located in Santa Monica and Dr. Karamanoukian performs outpatient plastic surgery in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.

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