Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction: What’s the Difference


August 25, 2020

Liposuction Las Vegas

Are you having trouble losing stubborn fat around your midsection? If so, rest assured you’re not alone. The natural process of aging, childbirth, and a few other factors may make it difficult to achieve the toned stomach you’ve been longing for. 

Fortunately, there are two procedures that may help: liposuction and tummy tuck surgery. So how do they differ and can you receive them both simultaneously? Keep reading to find out so you can determine the ideal option for your unique body type and aesthetic goals.


Tummy Tuck Before and After Las Vegas
Tummy Tuck Before and After Las Vegas

*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Stile may suggest liposuction if you’d like to resolve fat bulges but have a relatively flat abdominal wall. During the surgery, he will make tiny incisions into hidden areas. This will allow him to suction the fatty tissue between your skin and abdominal wall. 

Dr. Stile will also sculpt your fat so that you’re left with a sculpted, attractive tummy. He may also perform liposuction on your thighs, hips, buttocks, arms, and other problem areas. 


Also known as abdominoplasty surgery, a tummy tuck may be ideal if you’re facing loose skin and stretched abdominal wall muscles. Dr. Stile will make an incision at your bikini line, between your hip bones. This way he’ll be able to lift the skin and fat away from your abdominal wall.

In most cases, Dr. Stile will create a new belly button as well. If you’ve had a baby or lost a significant amount of weight, a tummy can help you achieve a flatter, more attractive midsection.


Believe it or not, Dr. Stile may recommend you combine liposuction and tummy tuck. A tummy tuck can tighten your abdominal muscles and remove excess skin while liposuction can contour your body and leave you with more dramatic results.

In addition, receiving both of these surgeries at once can save you money and recovery time. If you wish to get your pre-baby body back, note that both of these procedures can also be paired with a breast lift in a mommy makeover surgery.


Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Stile Aesthetics will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly at (702) 761-3112.

Stile Aesthetics serves Las Vegas, NV & Surrounding Areas.