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Do I need Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck?

Submitted by Bernabe Vazquez on July 7, 2013

Untitled-1At Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery, we are constantly asked which procedure is the most effective, liposuction or a tummy tuck. The answer depends on the condition of your body, allowing for the least invasive procedure to create the maximum benefit.

Determining the Protocol for You

Unlike many plastic surgeons who create the same solution for every situation, our view is that each client is as individual as a snowflake. We make it our business to thoroughly evaluate each situation to determine the best protocol for you.


Liposuction is the least invasive procedure, producing fewer risks. If you do not have an overabundance of fatty tissue, this is an excellent way to gain a more pleasing silhouette.

The Miami Tummy Tuck

If you have excess skin, and need a more intensive protocol, liposuction and a tummy tuck can be done together, as in the case of Dr. Bernabe Vazquez’s Miami Tummy Tuck. This technique combines a tummy tuck with liposuction to provide a less invasive yet thoroughly effective system to contour the abdominal area, requiring less cutting, lifting, and drainage.

With less damage to the abdominal wall, the combination of procedures yields far less scarring than one would find with a conventional tummy tuck. Of course, not everyone is
eligible for this protocol, as it depends on the amount of skin and tissue to be removed.

The Full or Mini Miami Tummy Tuck

If indeed you have excess fat and skin resulting from multiple pregnancies, extreme weight loss, or other similar situations, a full tummy tuck will be advised. When the abdominal muscles have been stretched too far for them to unite on their own, a complete tummy tuck can tighten up the area to create a more flattering silhouette. When fatty deposits are mainly below the bellybutton, it is possible to have a partial or
mini tummy tuck, which is an effective way to remove the bulge.

A Thorough Consultation

A thorough consultation is the best way to determine the best procedure for you.
Dr. Vazquez will design a protocol that perfectly matches your specific needs by looking at your body and health history, as well as listening to your goals and desires.

Following Through

At Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery, we don’t believe that a tummy tuck or liposuction is the end of your treatment. We will always provide you with information on how to maintain the work that has been done through a solid diet and exercise system which will keep your body firm and healthy. Our mission is to help you to feel confident and beautiful through time.

Consulting With You Every Step of the Way

No matter which procedure or combination of protocols is right for you, Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery provides complete care. We will discuss the risks, as well as what to expect during recovery, and will consult with you every step of the way to assure the best result.

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