This is the most common question women have during a Tummy Tuck consultation. Why a Tummy Tuck and not Liposuction? The deciding factor is excess skin. If you have loose skin in the abdominal area, Liposuction will actually leave you with more hanging skin than before. Skin does retract a bit after Liposuction, but not enough to skip the Tummy Tuck. With an in-person examination, Dr. Bhattacharya can help you determine which option is best for your body.