I think you would be disappointed with liposuction only. From the one photograph it looks as though you would get an excellent candidate from a well executed abdominoplasty.
The answer to your question depends on your surgical goals. While liposuction removes some excess fat, it does not remove skin. A tummy tuck both tightens the abdominal wall and removes skin. A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon can help you explore the options best for you based on your goals and your medical history. Good luck!
I truthfully could not give you the best answer without more information and history and a physical exam. You are certainly in the "gray" zone where it is not obvious on first glance. Best to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon for additional conversations! Best of luck.
An in-house consultation
is needed in order to be properly assessed and to determine which procedure is
best suited to address your specific needs and give you the best result.
Liposuction is more of a sculpting tool and is ideal if only excess fat needs
to be removed where as a tummy tuck addresses excess loose skin and
muscle. Maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle will ensure lasting
results. Be sure to seek a consultation with a Board Certified Surgeon
with elite credentials in both procedures.
Thank you for your question. I recommend Liposuction performed
with local anesthesia because it will safely and effectively remove the fat
with subsequent skin tightening. There are multiple benefits of having
liposuction, number one being fat reduction along with skin tightening as well
as improved health and body sculpting. After, the skin will naturally retract
to your figure, creating a toned and great result! A tummy tuck is usually
recommended for patients that have loose and sagging skin in which you do not
have. Best, Dr. Ostad.
I think that a good history reviewed and an exam is critical. Sometimes I do both and stage them depending upon the patients desires. Best of luck.