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Tummy Tuck Versus Liposuction: What You Should Know

Updated: Jul 31, 2023

ABDOMINOLOGY VS. LIPO: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Your body occasionally refuses to comply with a healthy lifestyle, no matter how hard you try. Over time, your skin's suppleness will deteriorate, and if you've had children, you'll find yourself dealing with excessive skin and decreased muscular tone as a result of pregnancy.

You want a solution, but you're unsure if you should have liposuction or a tummy tuck.

This article goes over the distinctions between a tummy tuck and liposuction in enough detail; getting assistance to choose the best option for your needs is easy. During a consultation, we're ready to answer any questions you may have.

The Procedures: Abdominoplasty vs. Liposuction

What is liposuction?

It is a surgical technique that removes stubborn fat deposits from problem regions of the body where diet and exercise have not worked. You will receive a topical anesthetic before your operation to ensure that the entire region is numb, or you may be sedated by your surgeon.

During liposuction, a skinny metal tube, called a cannula, is inserted through minor cuts in the skin, and suction is used to remove fat from those areas. It is minimally invasive and has a relatively quick recovery time.

What is a tummy tuck?

Abdominoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that aims to reduce loose skin and tighten the stomach muscles. This operation is always performed under general anesthesia; You'll be asleep for the duration of your tummy tuck and then woken up when it's done.

Liposuction can also be used as a tummy tuck treatment, especially when stubborn fat deposits require more focus.

Are you a good candidate?

Both methods are suitable for male and female patients, although they are more popular with women. It's crucial to emphasize that neither approach should be used as a weight-loss strategy. Before undergoing your treatment, you may improve the effectiveness of your therapy by maintaining a healthy body weight.

Liposuction is ideal for anyone needing to remove localized fat from areas where they cannot lose fat through diet or exercise. Common examples include "rims," legs, chin, inner thighs, arms, and buttocks. A tummy tuck is best suited for people who have lost definition, skin elasticity, and muscle tone throughout their midsection, whether due to pregnancy, age, or rapid weight loss. Dr. will remove Sessa will surgically remove any excess skin and reshape your abdomen to give it a completely natural appearance.

If your rectus abdominal muscles have been torn or stretched as a result of pregnancy, a tummy tuck can aid in the repair of these muscles.

What results can you expect?

When the minor swelling has subsided, you will be able to observe immediate results from your liposuction treatment. Set a period of time for your body to recover before looking at your new figure.

What you'll see at that point is that the unsightly contours you were concerned about have disappeared, giving you a more toned and trimmed midsection. Our past clients have had some fantastic results from their liposuction procedures.

A tummy tuck provides overall results, including improved muscle tone and the absence of a saggy tummy. The "dog" belly you worked so hard to hide will be a thing of the past. Again, you should allow at least two weeks of recovery time before reviewing your results, especially if you had a combined tummy tuck and liposuction treatment.

Remember that none of these methods can guarantee that you won't gain weight in the future. Only a temporary fix until you make permanent changes such as a nutritious diet and regular, moderate exercise is removing fat and extra skin.


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