Liposuction surgery is capable of removing stubborn fat deposits from targeted areas of your body. With liposuction, McLean plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside can help tone and trim areas obscured by unsightly fat, producing a slim and attractive look that complements your natural frame. If the area causing you most concern is you midsection however, a tummy tuck may be better suited to your needs.

Tummy tuck surgery entails the removal of stubborn fat from the midsection, but also includes a tightening of the abdominal muscles and the removal of loose and sagging skin. In tightening the abdominal muscles, Dr. Gartside is able to both strengthen the core and slim the sides, producing more comprehensive results.

So which one is right for you? That depends on several factors including your natural anatomy, the amount of fat and skin present in your abdominal area, and your ultimate goals. The best way to learn which body contouring option will be most effective in your case is through a one-on-one consultation at the McLean office of Dr. Gartside. During this initial evaluation, Dr. Gartside will listen carefully to your concerns and fully assess your frame to help you choose whether tummy tuck surgery or liposuction is better suited for your particular needs.

To schedule your body contouring consultation with Dr. Gartside, please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates today. Our plastic surgeon welcomes patients from McLean, Reston, and all surrounding areas of Virginia.