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Why go to extremes? Discover your own best options.

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Improving body shape means different things to different patients, so we’re pretty passionate about the liposuction vs. tummy tuck debate. Both of these patients came to our office wanting to improve their shape. As you can see, they had similar body types, but very different goals. Both loved their results.

Being happier with your shape doesn’t have to mean dramatic changes

Using AquaShape liposuction alone, Dr. Ditesheim can remove excess fat and sculpt a more aesthetically pleasing silhouette. If your goal is to look better in your clothing or smooth out some rolls on your tummy, this less extensive (and less expensive) procedure can help you achieve those goals with very little downtime. In fact, our AquaShape patient in this example was back to her daily routine in just a few days.

But dramatic improvements are certainly possible

So, what if you simply don’t like your shape and want a flatter, firmer tummy? If you’re okay with a more involved surgery that requires a longer recovery, a tummy tuck is an extremely effective procedure to make these more dramatic changes. While you’ll have a resulting scar (easily hidden by a bikini), a tummy tuck is really the best way to address excess, sagging skin and tighten abdominal muscles for a flatter belly. By incorporating AquaShape liposuction into abdominoplasty, Dr. Ditesheim can sculpt a beautifully natural contour to the entire body. Our patient on the right chose this option, and she’s thrilled with the outcome.

The truth is, no patient “needs” a tummy tuck any more than another “needs” liposuction. What matters is what fits your goals & meets your expectations. Dr. Ditesheim will help you learn about all of your options at your consultation.

Jeffrey Ditesheim

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Many Plastic Surgeons will tell you what you should have “done” and will push for multiple procedures.

If you’ve ever had a consultation with a plastic surgeon, you may have heard pronouncements like “you need a facelift” or “you’ll also need a breast lift” or “only a tummy tuck will help you.” The fact is, no matter what your concern, there are always multiple options. That’s why we take a different approach.

We’ll help you understand all your choices, both surgical & non-surgical

First, we listen carefully to what aspects of your appearance actually concern you. Then we explain the full range of options, plus pros and cons of each. Many of our patients choose a lower-cost, quicker-recovery option. And you can be rest assured knowing that Dr. Ditesheim is a board certified plastic surgeon, so every service he offers is known to be safe & effective.

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