Both remove unwanted fat but in different ways.
Liposuction will remove fat by extracting the fat through a cylindrical tube (cannulae) with negative pressure (suction). It will not affect, or repair separated abdominal muscles (after pregnancy or significant weight loss) nor will it reduce excess skin or loose skin. In fact, the skin may become looser after liposuction because of the “deflation” of fat and volume loss. Thus, is why we include Vellashape III (a skin shrinking device) with all our liposuction procedures.
Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) surgically removes the excess fat directly from the abdominal AND:
- Tightens/repairs the stretched and separated muscles after pregnancy or significant weight loss.
- Dr. Hardesty includes flank liposuction and a non-narcotic pain pump with each tummy tuck.
One Goal, Many Options
The most important factor to consider for your procedure or treatment is seeking the opinion and services of a skilled, experienced and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who are experts in techniques. The Imagine Plastic Surgery team uniquely provides the full array of both non surgical and surgical alternatives thus filling our motto of “One Goal, Many Options.” For over 30 years Dr. Hardesty, an award winning, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, has proudly been serving Riverside and San Bernardino counties of the Inland Empire and the communities of Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Upland, Corona, Chino Hills and Redlands. For over 30 years Dr. Hardesty and the Staff of Imagine Plastic Surgery have provided comprehensive Cosmetic Plastic Surgery services and procedures to Riverside and San Bernardino counties of the Inland Empire and the communities of Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Upland, Corona, Chino Hills and Redlands.
What is the cost?
At Imagine Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety a different procedures that all vary in prices. We strive in being transparent to all potential patients and being up front with how much our services may cost. For more information regarding the costs and prices, visit our plastic surgery prices page!COST OF PLASTIC SURGERY