They call it your core for a reason. It is the center of your body. It is the epicenter for all sorts of functionality and fundamentals. Its purposes range from pregnancy to the latest fashion statement and it can often feel like eyes immediately go to your core when you are displeased with its appearance. Life events, lifestyle, and other factors play into the appearance of your stomach. But what should you turn to if you are feeling less than COREageous about baring your belly? Many patients are exploring the benefits of both the tummy tuck and liposuction. When choosing which procedure will help you achieve what the look you want for your core, it is important to know the difference between the two. In one word the difference is: SKIN. When undergoing a tummy tuck, patients usually report more excess skin than anything else. These patients may have this particular issue from multiple pregnancies or massive weight loss. A tummy tuck is the removal and rejoining of skin to create a flatter core. Liposuction is the removal and contour of fat, not skin. When patients opt for liposuction they are usually interested in the reshaping of what is underneath the skin not the removal of excess skin. Liposuction is usually recommended for those who are close to their ideal shape and have stubborn fat stores that refuse to be burned off by diet and exercise. If you are considering either procedure to improve the appearance of your core consulting your board-certified cosmetic surgeon will help you choose whether a tummy tuck or liposuction will give you your ideal results. Click below to speak with Seattle’s Dr. Craig Jonov today.