Liposuction is a procedure performed to reduce fat and shape the body. On areas with loose skin result from weight loss and cause droopiness of the skin, a tummy tuck would be ideal. A tummy tuck consists of making an incision at the bikini line from hip to hip and lifting the skin and fat off the abdominal wall. The excess skin is then removed to create a tighter appearance.
Liposuction removes small fat deposits in the body found on the hips, thighs, bottom, arms or stomach to shape the body. A tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin, which cannot be fixed with diet and exercise to make a better appearance.
The goal of abdominoplasty is to make the abdominal area flatter and smaller by removing excess skin and fatty deposits with liposuction or with a tummy tuck. Removing excess fat and skin and tightening the muscles in the area usually results in better body shaping with a smaller waistline and smoother stomach.