If you are otherwise healthy but experiencing issues with body proportions, you may have been considering a procedure to correct them. There are a lot of choices when it comes to body procedures, and only your physician can help you decide which is best. However, here are a few facts to help explain the differences between a few of these procedures.

Abdominoplasty is the medical term for what we commonly call a tummy tuck. This surgery focuses on correcting a sagging abdomen. Tummy tucks are primarily for the stomach area but may also tighten some areas of the back and sides.

A body lift is a procedure that corrects body contour in several areas through the removal of excess body fat and skin. Depending on your individual needs, a body lift can fix sagging or uneven contours in your abdomen, arms, legs, buttocks, or groin.

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes localized deposits of body fat that affect your body shape. It’s one of the most popular body shaping procedures in the world because of its safety and effectiveness. Liposuction is sometimes used in combination with other treatments, depending on individual needs.

Liposonix, while its name sounds similar to liposuction, is a non-surgical procedure that uses ultrasound technology to remove excess body fat. Energy from the ultrasound permanently destroys subcutaneous fat. This non-invasive procedure is usually recommended for those who have very little extra fat to remove that has been resistant to diet and exercise.

If you feel you’re ready for a body procedure, you’re not alone. Many people who are healthy and fit have problems with non-symmetrical body proportions. Make a consultation appointment today with Dr. Golla at the Pittsburg location of Golla Center for Plastic Surgery & Spa. Dr. Golla will listen to your body shaping goals, then discuss all the options available that meet your needs. Give us a call today at 412-963-6677 to schedule your consultation or send us an email to info@gollaplasticsurgery.com. If you prefer, you can instantly make an appointment on our free mobile app, available from iTunesGoogle Play, and Amazon.