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Tummy Tuck Vs. Liposuction: Which Is Best For Me?

One of the most common questions Dr. Harris receives from new clients is ‘Should I get a tummy tuck or liposuction?’ Diet and exercise resistant fat in the abdomen and flanks can occur as a result of changes in weight, genetics, motherhood, or simply because of the natural aging process. The result is an unflattering belly bulge that just won’t go away.

Both liposuction and tummy tucks are able to address these concerns and achieve a similar outcome using vastly different techniques. Each treatment is performed on an outpatient basis in our state-of-the-art accredited surgical center by triple board-certified specialist Dr. Brady Harris.

Although both procedures are highly individualized to your needs, there are a few determining factors that may make one more beneficial for you than the other. Let’s take a closer look below.


Liposuction is one of the most requested contouring procedures at Image Surgical Arts. It’s a minor surgical procedure that is primarily used for fat-reduction. Dr. Harris proudly performs High Def Liposuction which yields exceptional results.

You may be a good candidate for liposuction if you have excess fat in the abdomen or flanks but retain relatively good skin elasticity. Patients with loose or saggy skin might not get an optimal outcome with liposuction alone.

Tummy Tuck

tummy tuck is a more invasive surgery that produces dramatic results. Fat is removed, underlying muscles are tightened, and excess skin is addressed. Dr. Harris is able to reduce the appearance of unwanted stretch marks found below the belly button as well. Tummy tucks are ideal for patients who are within their desired body weight but would like to correct a saggy belly bulge.


In some cases, patients may qualify for a combination-procedure that entails both a tummy tuck and liposuction.

The only real way to tell which procedure is best for you is through an in-person consultation with triple board-certified Dr. Brady Harris. He’ll perform a complete body evaluation and talk to you about your end-goals before creating your customized treatment plan. Dr. Harris is an expert in performing body-contouring procedures and has helped hundreds of men and women achieve their desired results.

Ready to learn more? Schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. Brady Harris at Image Surgical Arts. Simply fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at 615-499-4224.

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