Tummy Tuck or Liposuction for Your Love Handles?
close up of a woman's hand grabbing the Unwanted fat on her waist

It’s a situation we’ve all experienced: beach season is in full-force, but our bodies don’t look nearly as stunning this summer as we were positive they would. In particular, the excess chub we collect on the sides of our abdomen that we affectionately call “love handles” can be especially frustrating.

Fortunately, we don’t always have to be stuck with what we’re given. Anyone looking to tighten up heir contours may have considered cosmetic surgery as a solution. Yet, when it comes to getting rid of love handles, which procedure will give you the best results?

Tummy Tuck v. Liposuction

A tummy tuck and liposuction are often lumped into the same waistline-slimming category. Yet, although both of these procedures can offer great body contouring results, they improve the figure in very different ways.

For example, a tummy tuck can be a great option after pregnancy or for anyone with excess skin hanging out around his or her midriff, but won’t do a thing to take away the love handles that are giving you grief. Conversely, liposuction can remove fat from your tummy and reduce your love handles, but can’t smooth away loose or saggy skin.

So, if your primary concern is shaping up the love handles that are anything but lovely, liposuction is likely your best bet. If you have loose skin that needs tightening, look at tummy tuck options instead. And if you have a little bit of both? No worries. These procedures are often combined to deliver even more impressive final results.

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