Difference between abdominoplasty and Liposuction surgeries !
Do you want a flatter and shapelier stomach? Cosmetic surgery may be a solution.
Abdominoplasty also known, as a ‘Tummy Tuck’ and liposuction are two very similar, but different, surgical procedures.
The two main ways that a cosmetic surgeon can improve the appearance of your abdomen are a tummy tuck and liposuction.
They both aim to change the appearance of your stomach to create a flatter, tighter and smaller look. However, in terms of the procedure, recovery time and risks involved, there are some key differences between the two. To find out more about the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction and find out which procedure is best for you, please wait and read.
However, what is the difference between the two procedures and how do you know which surgery is right for you? Here is a short guide on the differences between a tummy tuck and liposuction.
Both procedures, performed by plastic surgeons, claim to make your stomach appear flatter, tighter and smaller. But both procedures are different and have differing risks and results.
The main difference between the two abdominal procedures are as follows:
- Liposuction removes small fat deposits in the body found on the hips, thighs, bottom or stomach.
- A tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin, which cannot be fixed with diet and exercise.
Who are the right candidates for these surgeries?
The two procedures are aimed at people with similar cosmetic goals, but there are differences in scarring and how evasive it is. These are the main differences between a tummy tuck and liposuction surgery:
When you are pregnant or have had a significant change in weight, it can stretch the skin on and around your abdomen. A tummy tuck procedure can be used to restore the look of a flat and contoured midsection, by bringing the rectus abdominus (sit-up muscles) back together if they’ve been stretched or separated.
However, this procedure is not for everyone. You may want to reconsider a tummy tuck if:
- you have a BMI over 30
- you are hoping to fall pregnant in the future
- you are actively trying to lose weight
- you have a chronic heart condition
Once the stomach area is numb, your surgeon will make a number of small incisions around the fat deposits around your stomach. A thin tube will then be insert under the skin to loosen the fat cells and a medical vacuum will be use to suck out the dislodged fat, creating a flatter stomach as a result.
It is worth noting that this procedure may take several sessions to reach your desired result.
The difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction results are not distinctly clear – they both produce the same outcome: a flatter stomach. However, one is often more long-lasting than the other…
After a tummy tuck, the results are often permanent. The procedure helps to strengthen your abdominal muscles, helping to strengthen your abdominal wall. The excess skin that has been removed won’t return unless your weight fluctuates, or you fall pregnant.
People who have liposuction on their abdomen will expect to see a flatter and proportioned midsection after recovery. These results are said to be permanent, however if you gain weight in the future, fat will reaccumulate in your body, although not always in the areas that were suctioned.
Liposuction and Tummy Tuck together?
It may be the case that, you have both liposuction and a tummy tuck. It is entirely possible to have both procedures done at the same time. Dr. fadaee will advise you what options are right for you.
Weight management following surgery!
It is important to note that neither a tummy tuck nor liposuctions are ways of managing your weight. Furthermore, following either procedure, it is important to maintain a healthy weight with regular exercise and eating a balanced diet, otherwise the benefits of the surgery could be lost.
Things to consider!
If you’re thinking of going ahead, just like other cosmetic procedures, a tummy tuck is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Make sure you have carried out thorough research of the procedure, including the cost and any side effects that may occur. It is important to take time to reflect on your decision before going ahead, as it is a major surgical procedure that requires weeks to heal, to patients should take this into account as it will affect working – particularly if you have an active job.