Medical procedures are complex. Especially when it comes to bariatric surgeries, you sometimes find it hard to distinguish one from the other. Surgeries that appear to have the same effect on your body are actually not the same. One of such procedures that people get confused over are Liposuction & Tummy Tuck. So, let’s give you an inside preview of both the procedures so that you can understand them better.


Liposuction is not a new procedure. It has been in use for quite some time now. In this process, excess fat is removed from the patient’s body after they have tried all sorts of diets and exercises to eliminate that very fat. In layman terms, we can also say that it’s a surgery that is carried out to get that stubborn fat out of the body. With Liposuction, fat can be removed from different parts of the body including Abdomen, neck, breasts, cheeks, hips, thighs, backs, and legs.

Tummy Tuck

This procedure is specifically targeted towards lose and sagging skin around your stomach and belly area. Tummy tuck is highly effective for post-pregnancy and excessive weight loss. During the procedure which is also known as abdominoplasty, the loose and saggy skin is tightened and the underlying abdominal muscles are also toned to give a firmer, contoured abdomen. The major difference between liposuction and tummy tuck is that Liposuction only removes the fact but doesn’t help with the loose skin.

With his expertise in the area, Dr. Wadiwala can help you achieve the best results by even combining both the procedures. If you are looking for a treatment alone, you can get that done by our weight loss experts as well.

An important reminder in this regard is that neither of the above-mentioned procedures are for weight loss. Sticking to a healthy lifestyle, diet and exercise routine can help you maintain your weight. If you want a meal planner or get an exercise regime for yourself, Houston Weight Loss Center can help you with that too. For further details, please book your appointment for a free bariatric consultation today!

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