Are you carrying extra weight around your mid-section? Well, plastic surgery helps you get the desired physique. Tummy tuck and liposuction are among the popular procedures. However, there are several differences between the two processes. So, even though both are body sculpting surgical solutions, it is vital to understand what they entail.
What is Involved in Liposuction?
Compared to a tummy tuck, liposuction is less invasive and is performed on different body parts with excess fat. Some of these regions with extra fat include arms, legs, stomach, and back among others.
A tummy tuck begins with injecting a solution into the fat cells. This solution is made of water, anesthesia, and water. Then, a surgeon uses a tube (cannula) to suction the fat until you attain the desired figure. This procedure is perfect for removing small fat deposits. However, a tummy tuck is not recommended to get rid of excess skin.
Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from your body. However, it doesn’t prevent weight gain in the future. This means you will have to adhere to a healthy diet and exercise. This helps to maintain the results from the procedure.
What is Involved in a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck will require the surgeon to make horizontal incisions. A surgeon cuts between your public region, across your hip, and belly button. The incisions allow the surgeon better access when repairing muscles.
The cosmetic surgeon will then trim excess skin after muscle repair. After a tummy tuck, you should expect a smoother and flatter stomach. It is common for a scar to appear, but it that will eventually disappear.
Tummy tucks are more invasive compared to liposuction. The reason for this is because it goes beyond fat removal. A tummy tuck addresses muscle reconstruction and excess skin removal.
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