shutterstock_90898343A toned midsection is a covetable trait – one that can often be difficult to obtain. Even with the strictest diet and most rigorous exercise regimen, trouble areas can get in the way of a flat stomach. To aid in your journey of achieving your dream body, our team at New York Plastic Surgical Group offers procedures like liposuction and tummy tuck surgery to enhance the shape of the abdominal region. Knowing which option is more appropriate for you will depend upon your unique needs and what you hope to achieve.

Liposuction, for example, targets areas of stubborn fat. The treatment does not address loose skin, but it proves highly effective for helping reduce excess fat in the midsection. Liposuction may be performed alone or in addition to another procedure, such as tummy tuck surgery.

Also known as abdominoplasty, the tummy tuck is a more advanced option that can help address fat as well as excess, loose skin. It can help you achieve a more toned look by restoring the midsection to what it was prior to pregnancy or major weight loss. A tummy tuck can also tighten the muscles underneath, which is a common concern after pregnancy.

Whether you choose one or both of the above options, it is important to note that neither liposuction or tummy tuck surgery is meant to aid in weight loss. However, the procedures have provided beautiful contouring results for those in need of an extra boost as they work towards their ideal body.