What Is the Best Abdominal Procedure for Your Goals?

Many people are genetically predisposed to accumulate belly fat. Because of this, getting a flat tummy and a defined, contoured waist can seem almost impossible, no matter how much you diet and exercise.

Depending on your goals, several procedures can remove fat and define your abdominal region. Which option is best for you depends entirely on your situation and goals.

Here, Dr. Waltzman looks at three abdominal procedures to help you decide which one is right for you.


Liposuction is an enduringly popular procedure with a long track record of safety. Generally, people who benefit most from liposuction are not obese, but within their ideal body weight range – in most cases, toward the upper regions of healthy body fat percentages.

Though liposuction isn’t a weight loss procedure, it can safely remove stubborn body fat from your abdominal region, helping align your physique with your expectations.

Body Contouring

Body contouring is more suitable for patients who are well within their healthy body fat range and want an extra helping hand on eliminating stubborn pockets of fat, particularly around the lower abdomen and lower back.

Body contouring removes fewer amount of fat cells than liposuction.

Tummy Tuck

The tummy tuck serves aesthetic and medical purposes. For patients with poor posture, back pain, hernias or a stretched abdominal wall, the tummy tuck serves to tighten the abdominal region and provide the necessary structural support to help patients live quality lives.

From an aesthetic standpoint, the tummy tuck is most beneficial for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and have loose skin around their abdominal region.

Learn More About Long Beach Abdominal Contouring

Reach out to Dr. Waltzman in Long Beach, CA, to have a thorough discussion about your aesthetic goals and how to get the best results from your plastic surgery by calling (562) 448-6100 or filling our online form.