How Does Abdominal Liposuction Differ From A Tummy Tuck?

Are you tired of your flabby look and that bulging belly? Want to flatten your tummy for attaining a perfect figure? Cosmetic surgery can do the trick for you.

Not only does maintaining a healthy body and weight adds to your appearance but keeps you alive and kicking too.  Luckily, a cosmetic surgeon can flush your belly fat away by using any of the two main procedures i.e., abdominal liposuction and a tummy tuck.

Thinking of what’s the difference between both these surgical procedures? With regard to the actual procedure, risks as well as recovery time, both of them have some key differences.

Then which of them should you opt for to have that dreamy figure? Let’s dig deep into the differences to have a clearer insight and to make a better decision for you:

 

 

What is Abdominal Liposuction?

In case you want the removal of small deposits of fat around your belly area, Abdominal Liposuction can be your cup of tea.

This surgical procedure reduces bulges and improves contour by removing fat deposits from the abdominalregion. Nonetheless, using abdominal liposuction to lose weight is not recommended and therefore, obese individuals should not opt for this procedure.

What is Tummy Tuck?

This surgical procedure removes additional abdominal fat as well as additional skin also.

Childbearing or major shifts in your bodyweight can reason stretching out of your abdominal region’s skin. Unfortunately, you cannot fix excess skin with the help of exercise or diet. This is for what a tummy tuck can be helpful since you can restore the look of a contoured and flat midsection through this.

Also, this procedure can bring the sit-up muscles or rectus abdominus back together if pregnancy reasoned their separation or stretching out.

The following points ask you to reconsider a tummy tuck:

  • If you are living with a chronic heart disease
  • In case your Body Mass Index (BMI) is more than 30
  • If you get pregnant in the upcoming years
  • In caseyou are trying to lose weight actively

How is Abdominal Liposuction Performed?

This procedure takes place under anesthesia. You are likely to be anesthetized intravenously or provided with a local anesthetic foryour abdominal region’snumbing. Use of a special local anesthesia’s type named as tumescent anesthesia takes place in an event of using tumescent liposuction.

After numbing the area, the surgeon then makes small incisions near the fat deposits. For breaking up the fatty tissue, he/she inserts a thin metal tube known as a cannula into the incisions. Next, he/shemakes use of a medical vacuum for removing the dislodged fat.

It takes between 45 minutes to two hours for completion of this procedure. For best results, one may need to undergo more than one treatment of abdominal liposuction.

How is Tummy Tuck Performed?

Also named as Abdominoplasty, this procedure too involves using general anesthesia. After sedating the patient, the surgeon performs a horizontal incision amid the hips alongside the bikini line.

After exposing the muscles, the surgeon performs sewing of the muscles in your belly wall together in case they have stretched out. Then there happenstight pulling of the skin above your below, trimming off additional skin, and closing the incision with stitches.

Typically, this surgical procedure takestwo to three hours for completion. After that, the patient will probably require staying in the hospital for a few days. What’s more? It can consume several weeks to heal before you can come back to your complete everyday activities. Additionally, the subsiding of swelling and bruising will consume several months so that you can revel inyour tummy tuck procedure’s full benefits.

What Results Should You Expect After Abdominal Liposuction?

You can have amore proportioned, flatterabdominal region after recovery from the procedure. This procedure is assumed to offer permanent results as per many studies.

Nevertheless, there is a likelihood of reappearance of fat deposits after a year, though they possibly take place somewhere else on your body. In case you put on weight, there will be reaccumulation of fat in your body, however not usually in the suctioned regions.

What Results Should You Expect After Tummy Tuck?

The results, after a tummy tuck, are supposed to be permanent. You will feelmore stability and strength in your abdominal wall. The additional skin that has been removed won’t come back unless your weight fluctuates or you get stretches after bearing a childout that region again.

What Are The Possible Risks With Abdominal Liposuction?

Numbness:The patient possibly feels numbness around the abdomen. Even though this is often short-term, it may turn out to be permanent.

Accumulation of Fluid:Seromas or temporary fluid pockets may develop beneath the skin. Your surgeon will requiredraining these.

Contour Irregularities:At times,your skin’s top layer may develop a jagged or wavy impression due to the fat that is removed. This can cause less smooth skin.

Infection around the liposuction incision is considered as another risk factor, however, it happens rarely.

What Are The Possible Risks With Tummy Tuck?

The most common risks with Tummy tuck that even caused some patients to readmit to the hospital includeinfections and wound complications.  Other possible risks are mentioned below:

Accumulation of Fluid: Similar to liposuction, after a tummy tuck, temporary fluid pockets may develop underneath the skin.

Sensation’s Change:When you repositioning your belly tissue,it can possibly put an impacton the superficial sensory nerves in your upper thighs and in the belly area as well. You possibly have a sense of numbness in these regions.

Tissue Necrosis:Within the abdominal region, fatty tissue deep possibly gets damaged in some scenarios. Your surgeon must remove that tissue which dies or doesn’t heal.

The Verdict:

While abdominal Liposuction eliminates small, localized deposits of fat surrounding the belly, tummy tuck emphasis on loose skin’s removal and muscle tightening.

Talk to yourpotential surgeon or doctor to determine which operation best fits your needs. What else? You can even combine both the procedures for optimal results.

Dr. Arif is a well-experienced, international cosmetic surgeon who performs both these surgical procedures just rightly. In addition to using other advanced technology equipment, he also incorporates American power X machine so there is no chance of under-correction and over-correction.

Come in contact with us today to get the best tummy-flattening experience. We give the right suggestions and deliver the right results.

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