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What plastic surgery can remove my muffin top?
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Liposuction/ectomy
Most patients are referring to the “flank” areas when they speak about their muffin tops.
These areas may be addressed through liposuction and and/or lipectomy surgery ( excision of skin and adipose tissue). Commonly performed operations include tummy tuck, extended tummy tuck, or lower body lift surgery.

In brief: Liposuction/ectomy
Most patients are referring to the “flank” areas when they speak about their muffin tops.
These areas may be addressed through liposuction and and/or lipectomy surgery ( excision of skin and adipose tissue). Commonly performed operations include tummy tuck, extended tummy tuck, or lower body lift surgery.
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Archibald Miller
One can use the atraumatic combination of VIP treatment of Ultrashape and accent. These machines can yield one to three inches of reduction. The Ultrashape reduction actually reduces fat cell population like liposuction and it does not hurt.
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Liposuction vs. tuck
The answer depends on your anatomy.
If you suffer from excess fat, liposuction alone can provide reduction of excess fat in key areas, such as the belly or love handles. If you have excess skin you may require a tummy tuck to reduce the excess fat and skin. The best advice is to talk with your plastic surgeon about what she/he recommends is best for your specific body type.

In brief: Liposuction vs. tuck
The answer depends on your anatomy.
If you suffer from excess fat, liposuction alone can provide reduction of excess fat in key areas, such as the belly or love handles. If you have excess skin you may require a tummy tuck to reduce the excess fat and skin. The best advice is to talk with your plastic surgeon about what she/he recommends is best for your specific body type.
Dr. Renee Burke
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Dr. Scott Tucker
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Liposuction
Liposuction is the gold standard for your problem. There are also some new non invasive techniques such as coolsculpting that may give you improvement without surgery.

In brief: Liposuction
Liposuction is the gold standard for your problem. There are also some new non invasive techniques such as coolsculpting that may give you improvement without surgery.
Dr. Scott Tucker
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Dr. Adam Schaffner
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Muffin top treatment
Muffin tops are a challenge to treat.
Diet and exercise should be optimized. Liposuction will help reduce the volume of fat. There are some non-invasive technologies which may be used to reduce fat in this area. Surgery to remove the tissue itself is an effective option to treat the muffin top in many patients.

In brief: Muffin top treatment
Muffin tops are a challenge to treat.
Diet and exercise should be optimized. Liposuction will help reduce the volume of fat. There are some non-invasive technologies which may be used to reduce fat in this area. Surgery to remove the tissue itself is an effective option to treat the muffin top in many patients.
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Dr. Adam Schaffner
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Dr. Reza Jarrahy
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Muffin top?
If you're referring to a large abdomen in relation to narrow hips and legs etc, diet exercise and weight control are the first steps.
Liposuction and possibly a tummy tuck might help improve your abdominal contour but the best results come when your are at your ideal body weight.

In brief: Muffin top?
If you're referring to a large abdomen in relation to narrow hips and legs etc, diet exercise and weight control are the first steps.
Liposuction and possibly a tummy tuck might help improve your abdominal contour but the best results come when your are at your ideal body weight.
Dr. Reza Jarrahy
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Dr. David Levens
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Usually liposuction
Typically liposuction addresses the "muffin top" area very well.
Occasionally, an excisional procedure, such as tummy tuck is necessary primarily or in combination to achieve the best result, albeit with more scar and recovery time.

In brief: Usually liposuction
Typically liposuction addresses the "muffin top" area very well.
Occasionally, an excisional procedure, such as tummy tuck is necessary primarily or in combination to achieve the best result, albeit with more scar and recovery time.
Dr. David Levens
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Liposuction 4OK skin
If your skin demastrates good elasticity, then liposuction may be a great option for you.
Nonsurgical interventions such as zeltiq may be an option but are new to the arena and have not withstood the test of time.

In brief: Liposuction 4OK skin
If your skin demastrates good elasticity, then liposuction may be a great option for you.
Nonsurgical interventions such as zeltiq may be an option but are new to the arena and have not withstood the test of time.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Lipo
Liposuction works great on the muffin top.
If your muffin top is large a tummy tuck might also be needed.

In brief: Lipo
Liposuction works great on the muffin top.
If your muffin top is large a tummy tuck might also be needed.
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Fewer muffins
In brief: Fewer muffins
Liposuction.
Dr. Scott Beard
Dr. Scott Beard
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Body contouring
In brief: Body contouring
Body contouring via liposuction or tummy tuck
Dr. Louis Gallia
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