Do You Require Tummy Tucking or Liposuction?

It’s not uncommon for people to be disappointed by the fact that, no matter how hard they try, they can’t manage to achieve a flat stomach. That can either be due to the abdominal tissues might be stretched to the extent that just burning off fat would not result in a flat stomach.

Additionally, some people’s fat distribution is genetically predisposed, making it difficult to achieve a slimmer figure by combining food and exercise alone. There may be no other choice than to have body contouring surgery, but which technique is best, liposuction or a stomach tuck, and which one is better for you?

Is Liposuction Right for You?

Liposuction is the greatest option for individuals with decent skin tone, intractable pockets of fat, and a flat abdominal wall. The best candidates are often within 20 pounds of their optimum weight and do not have a history of severe weight loss or pregnancy.

A tummy tuck is the best way to restore elasticity to the skin and abdominal wall after pregnancy, although some women are still good candidates for liposuction alone. A few tiny incisions are made on the skin, and then the fatty tissue between both the skin and the abdominal wall is suctioned out.

This is not a matter of removing as much fat as possible but rather sculpting fat to produce a beautifully three-dimensional form and figure. There are several common regions for liposuction: the belly, hips, waist, inner and outer thighs, and arms. Benefits of liposuction by Dr. Shermak include little scarring and a rapid recovery period. Also, there is a shorter recovery period and fewer visible scars with liposuction.

Tummy Tucking Is Right for You If…?

Liposuction alone isn’t the greatest option if you have loosened abdomen skin or a stretched abdominal wall. If you have loose skin in a region where liposuction has been performed, the results will be significantly worse.

With tummy tucking also known as abdominoplasty, the skin and abdominal wall are also addressed, making this procedure necessary. An incision is made from hip to hip along the bikini line to perform a stomach tuck, removing excess skin and fat from the abdominal wall.

Once the excess skin has been removed, the procedure is complete. Stitches are then utilized to tighten the abdominal wall once the abdominal wall has been exposed. Stretch marks from childbirth or excessive obesity can be repaired using this type of stitching, which appears as a girdle. A stomach tuck often includes liposuction to address the fatty layer and provide a more thorough improvement in the form of the abdomen.

Bottom Line

See a board-certified plastic surgeon to assess which operation is best for you and offer you the best results in belly shape improvement. Your surgeon will work with you to choose the best course of action after discussing your objectives and performing a thorough examination to assess the abdominal wall’s fat, skin, and layers. However, before that, the points above will still assist you in determining if liposuction suitable for you or if a stomach tuck is a better option.