Liposuction or Tummy Tuck? Tips to Help you Choose

 In Abdominoplasty, Liposuction

Summer should be a time for relaxing, letting your hair down and enjoying the sunshine. But concerns about body image can be a bit of a black cloud on the horizon for some people and, often, a less than perfectly flat stomach can be the cause.

We all know, of course, that our health is paramount and eating a healthy, balanced diet and exercising regularly are the keys to healthy living.

But, it can be more than a little frustrating when you’ve worked hard to achieve your target weight, you’ve eaten all the right foods, you’ve gone to the gym conscientiously and STILL your flabby tummy won’t shift.

That’s when cosmetic surgery can really help.

Just to be clear, surgery is not an alternative to eating healthily. That is essential not just for the way you look but for the way you feel and the way your body functions.

But where surgery can help is in firming, toning and sculpting your body to get it to look the way you want it to, which can increase confidence and self-esteem.

It can also be a useful tool in helping you to maintain a health and fitness regime as there is something powerfully motivating about having a body that is trim and toned and looking the way you want it to look.

So, if you’re considering cosmetic surgery the question is liposuction or tummy tuck? There are some important differences but, in both cases, it is better to have achieved your ideal weight, or close to it, before having the procedure rather than seeing it as an easy way to lose weight fast. 

Neither liposuction and tummy tuck are weight loss tools, they are actually designed to sculpt your body shape after weight loss.

Here’s what you need to know:


removes stubborn areas of fat which exercising alone cannot shift. The procedure alters the proportions of your body which makes it ideal for a pear-shaped figure.

Excess fat cells can be removed from virtually any part of your body, making your skin look tauter and firmer and giving you a wider choice of clothes and the motivation to stay fit and healthy.

Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)

is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin as well as fatty tissue. Most of the patients requesting an abdominoplasty in our practice, are post pregnancy where the recti muscles (six pack) also require repair.

Unfortunately, post pregnancy exercise alone can not improve the abdominal contour as the recti muscles remain split (divarication of the recti) and hence must be surgically repaired in order to achieve a flat tummy.

An abdominoplasty can also help patients who have experienced significant weight loss and want to remove the excess skin. There are a number of abdominoplasty procedures that can also include liposuction and you will be given the appropriate advice following your consultation by Mr Jallali.

If you would like more information about the difference between the two procedures and whether they could help you to achieve the figure you want, contact us for a free consultation.

Tummy Tuck or Liposuction | London

Mr Jallali offers a free consultation at his Harley Street, W1 practice, if you are considering abdominoplasty, liposuction or other surgical procedures.

The tummy tuck cost is a package price including all fees and follow ups. It ranges from £ 7,500  £9,000. After your consultation you will be sent a bespoke quote, which will be valid for twelve months.

Call or email to book your free initial appointment.

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