Which is better liposuction or tummy tuck?
Hanging skin needs a tummy tuck
A tummy tuck is the only way you are going to get rid of hanging skin. Liposuction will only make the looseness worse.
If they overdo the liposuction then it reduces the odds of a good tummy tuck result, and you waste the money spent on the liposuction. (Victor Au, MD, Chapel Hill Plastic Surgeon)
Tummy Tuck is THE Answer
Excess skin. Completed your family and will not get pregnant. Ugly vertical scar below belly button. A Tummy Tuck will flatten the tummy, remove the skin hangover and the vertical scar.
Liposuction will do none of these. A Tummy tuck is your best choice. (Peter A. Aldea, MD, Memphis Plastic Surgeon)
You need a tummy tuck
There is almost no question even without a photo that you need a tummy tuck, not liposuction. It is a shame that the promoters of things like Smartlipo have been effective enough that you would even think there is a possibility that you are a liposuction candidate. (Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS, Seattle Plastic Surgeon)
Hanging abdominal skin will not tighten with liposuction.
The lipo which is typically performed with a tummy tuck is used to reduce fatty deposits in the hip region. Since you mentioned you have skin hanging, to correct this, you will need a tummy tuck. Liposuction will not fix loose skin. (Otto Joseph Placik, MD, Chicago Plastic Surgeon)
Tummy tuck vs liposuction
If you have loose hanging skin then liposuction is not the right procedure. You are more than likely a good candidate for a tummy tuck but a formal exam is in order. (Steven Wallach, MD, Manhattan Plastic Surgeon)