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Jan 03

Do You Really Need A Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

Individuals who opt for these types of procedures tend to either have worked really hard to lose weight and want to get rid of the excess skin that they now have, or they have trouble getting rid of unwanted weight and want something that will help get rid of the fat. It is important to note that you will not qualify for a tummy tuck or liposuction if you do not have a lot of excess fat in your abdominal area that is “diet resistant.” This means that if the fat and excess skin can be dealt with through a healthy diet and exercise regime, then you are not a good candidate for the tummy tuck or liposuction procedures.

Who is Suitable?

A tummy tuck is suitable for people who have poor skin elasticity or weak/ruptured abdominal muscles. Liposuction on the other hand is used to break up fat cells within the abdominal area which is then extracted through a tube. Most often it is women who have had pregnancies who are looking to get rid of the excess fat and skin. But others may include those who have heredity conditions, significant fluctuations in weight, or have had prior surgery. Now it is possible to have a liposuction with tuck procedure as these two surgeries can be done at the same time. The advantage to getting them both done is that a tummy tuck can remove more fat than what liposuction can in one sitting.

The Risks

Liposuction can cause scarring to internal tissue, and a tummy tuck is riskier because the doctor must cut into the abdomen in order to complete the procedure. Therefore, when looking into these two options, they should be chosen as a last resort as surgery is never a substitute for a proper diet and exercise regime.