Liposuction and Tummy Tuck

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Liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgery that removes excess fat from the body. Tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is another form of cosmetic surgery used to remove excess fat and skin around the belly area to tighten up the stomach muscles

Who are candidates for liposuction or tummy tuck?

Candidates for these procedures include people who have areas of their body with localized pockets of unwanted fat that will not go away after dieting and exercise. Areas commonly treated by liposuction include the love handles (flanks), upper/lower back, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees and suprailiac area. Women may choose this procedure to treat saddlebags that appear when wearing tight clothing. Men may choose this procedure to treat pockets of fat in the abdomen or chest that do not respond to exercise and dieting, which is common in obese men who have already lost weight.

Liposuction candidates must be within 30% of their ideal body weight over their entire body, but ideally no more than 20-25% above it. Candidates should be in good health with stable medical conditions not requiring medications that alter heart rate, blood pressure, fluid retention or lipid profiles. The procedures are typically not offered to women who are pregnant or nursing due to risks to the unborn child and infant.

Tummy tuck candidates must also be within 30% of their optimal weight for height but should be at least 10 pounds below their ideal weight. They should be in good general health with no active diseases or conditions affecting the skin or underlying tissues of the body. Ideal tummy tuck candidates are also non-smokers and nonsmokers who have stopped smoking for at least 6 months before undergoing surgery.

Tummy tuck candidates must have realistic expectations about results, including possible scarring. A consultation with a plastic surgeon is required to determine your suitability for these procedures.

What are the differences between liposuction and tummy tuck?

  • Liposuction is usually performed on areas that are not flat, clean surfaces like the abdomen. These are complex procedures requiring advanced techniques to achieve optimal results while minimizing complications such as bleeding, fluid accumulation, abscesses, infection and scarring.
  • Tummy tuck surgery is performed on a clean flat surface with excess skin and fat that can be pulled up into the new location where it will be tucked. This procedure requires an incision underneath the belly button to access this area and tighten stomach muscles. Scarring may not be as noticeable on this type of surgery because there is no liposuction involved.

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