Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?
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Published by TOP4 Team
The most popular advice about losing some weight around the midsection is by following the right diet and doing exercises regularly. However, for some people, this recommendation might not be enough to remove fat out of trouble areas, particularly the tummy. If you’re are considering to take the fat out through surgical intervention by undergoing liposuction or a tummy tuck, there are situations where the first is better than the latter or vise versa.
You may need to understand the circumstances first in order to help you make the right decision:
Lost Some Weight
When you have lost a lot of body weight, you may have this deflated, sagging swaths of skin on your stomach and abdomen area. If this is the case, liposuction alone is not going to remove or firm up that skin. Liposuction will be great if you want to get rid of remaining fat deposits, but you’ll likely want a tummy tuck for dramatic results.
Had Multiple Pregnancies
Women who have given birth to several children often find it difficult to get their flat, pre-pregnancy stomach back. You can fix the condition through surgical treatment by removing the stretch marks so it will look flawless again. However, you should opt for a tummy tuck to remove the excess skin and pull it tight.
Aiming for a Scar Revision
If you need help with minimising your C-section scar, or any scars from pelvic or hip surgeries, then tummy tuck is right for you. You can have a scar repositioned and placed behind the bikini line. Tightening the skin by doing a tummy tuck is also recommended.
Tummy tucks and liposuction both work to slim the stomach area, but a tummy tuck addresses several issues that liposuction cannot. There are also some conditions which require you to do both procedures at the same time. The practitioners will look at your situation and provide input as to which procedure would suit you best. That is why intensive consultation is a highly recommended before going under the knife.