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Liposuction or Tummy Tuck

2021-12-19 17:24:53

Dr. Fariba Azadikhah
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Dr. Fariba Azadikhah

The abdomen is a hard area of the body that can hardly look flat, stretched or flat. If you were looking for a treatment to get rid of sagging o

The abdomen is a hard area of the body that can hardly look flat, stretched, or flat. If you were looking for a treatment to get rid of a sagging or loose stomach, it was probably liposuction or tummy tuck. Although both treatments affect the same areas, there are important differences to consider when deciding on your treatment.



You may be confused as to which option is right for you. The following information will help you make a better choice.




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What is Liposuction?



Liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that removes excess fat permanently from the body.


With regular exercise and a healthy diet, achieving a smoother, firmer abdomen may not be possible for you, and a few treatments such as liposuction can help remove stubborn fat deposits.


However, keep in mind that liposuction is not considered a weight-loss alternative, but it is a great treatment for reducing the amount of exercise-resistant fat that usually builds up around the stomach.


Liposuction may be appropriate if you are looking to remove small fat deposits in areas such as the buttocks, thighs, buttocks, or abdomen.


This method removes fat deposits from the desired area, reduces bumps, and improves the contour. However, as mentioned, liposuction is not recommended as a solution for weight loss. If you are obese, you should not do liposuction.







What is Tummy Tuck?



Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgery that removes excess skin, stretched or sagging abdomen to restore a smoother and firmer abdominal area, as well as repairing weak or stretched abdominal muscles.


Many people have problems with sagging skin. Pregnancy, aging, and weight loss can lead to sagging and stretched skin around the stomach. In such cases, liposuction may not be the best treatment because the extra skin is better treated with treatments such as Tommy Tuck.


The tummy tuck also removes excess fat from the abdomen and also removes excess skin.


Pregnancy or significant changes in your weight can cause the skin around your stomach to stretch. Tummy Tuck can be used to restore the appearance of a smooth and contoured middle part. This procedure may involve restoring the right abdominal muscles or lying down and sitting down if they are stretched or separated by pregnancy.


Of course, if you have the following conditions, you may consider doing a tummy tuck:


Your body mass index is above 30


You are trying to lose weight


You have a chronic heart disease


Are you thinking of getting pregnant in the future?



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Differences between Tommy Tuck and Liposuction



 There are six key differences between the two methods that you should consider: the results of each method, how long the results last, your type of anesthesia, your expectations, your recovery process, and whether you are a good candidate.



1. Results


The most important difference between abdominal surgery or abdominoplasty and liposuction is the results.


This is the most common question we ask about their differences, and it is important to understand all of this while deciding what is right for you. Liposuction is used to remove body fat from the lower abdomen, upper abdomen, inner and outer thighs, chest, and buttocks.


Abdominoplasty, like liposuction, also removes excess belly fat and excess skin. The most common cause of abdominoplasty is pregnancy, which results in the skin being pulled and is often associated with significant weight gain. The walls of your abdomen can even stretch to the point of rupture during pregnancy.


Depending on the type of abdominoplasty you are having, the right abdominal wall may be sutured together and the extra skin removed from your upper or lower abdomen.



2. Durability of results


 The next most common question is how long the results will last. The results of both of these methods are considered permanent. However, your lifestyle affects the durability of long-term results.


The results of liposuction are considered permanent because after the fat is removed, the cells are destroyed forever. But if you gain weight in the future, the remaining fat cells in the treated areas may expand and waste the results of your operation.


Abdominoplasty results are also considered permanent. However, the actual lifespan of the results of this procedure, like liposuction, depends to some extent on your lifestyle and the postoperative results are reduced. If you gain a lot of weight, you may experience loose skin in the future Because your skin has to stretch to accommodate the extra mass.


The older you get, the less collagen and elastin you have. This prevents the skin from returning to its original position after weight loss. Future pregnancies, abdominal hernias, and other life events increase the risk of re-separation of the abdominal walls.



3. Anesthesia


A relatively significant difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction is anesthesia. In the case of liposuction, intravenous sedation is usually used. A local anesthetic may also be used, depending on your preferences.


During abdominoplasty, you will be under general anesthesia. During the initial consultation, your current health status, personal preferences, and medical history will be reviewed to determine which sedative and anesthetic combination is right for you.


4. Procedure


During liposuction, a thin tube called a cannula is used and inserted into small incisions made at the treatment site.


The cannula moves under the skin to loosen excess fat tissue. A suction device is then used to remove the removed fat cells.


During abdominoplasty, the surgeon makes an incision in the bottom of the skin that covers the wall of your abdomen.


When the muscle is exposed, the doctor sews together the muscles that make up the abdominal wall if it is stretched, and the extra skin is cut and the incision is closed with sutures.



5. Recovery for two weeks after surgery


The recovery period of liposuction depends on the number of areas to be removed, the amount of fat to be removed, the technique used, and several other factors. Most customers find that they can return to their white-collar job in a matter of days. However, you can not return to a blue-collar job in the first two weeks after surgery.


Like liposuction, abdominoplasty is an outpatient procedure. When you wake up from general anesthesia, the doctor will cover your incision with a surgical dressing, and you will also be given a tight-fitting dress called a "bandage." Within 24 hours after surgery, you must walk with help to reduce the risk of blood clots.


You should also take prescription antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection and you should also take painkillers to reduce discomfort. You may need surgery for up to two weeks after the operation.



6. Candidacy


To be a good candidate for liposuction, you need to have extra fat that is resistant to diet and exercise.


However, because this is a fat removal method instead of a weight-loss method, you need to be 30 pounds away from your target weight. If you need to reduce excess fat, you may have extra skin left after the operation and you may need other methods to achieve the beauty you want.


To be a good candidate for a tummy tuck, your body mass index must not be higher than 30, you must not be actively trying to lose weight, you must not have chronic heart disease, and you must not plan to become pregnant in the future. This surgery is not dangerous for you or your fetus, but pregnancy can cause weight gain, especially in the abdomen.


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