What is the Difference Between a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction?

 What is the Difference Between a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction?

What is the Difference Between a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction?

We all desire the ideal body to be able to the wear clothes of our choice and feel fit and young. The confidence that we get from looking and feeling good helps us in our professional, social. and personal lives. But less than 5% of us have the ideal body weight, and much lesser have a fit looking body. While all of us strive to achieve ideal body weight and aim for weight loss naturally, not all of us are successful in maintaining a strict diet and exercise routine to achieve this goal. There are certain areas of stubborn fat which are difficult to reduce in spite of rigorous diet and exercise. Certain areas develop skin excess due to weight gain or pregnancy which doesn’t retract back to its original shape. The excess skin loosely hangs from the body in spite of the weight loss.

Body Contouring procedures like liposuction and tummy tuck are cosmetic surgery procedures which can help you lose this stubborn fat and excess skin to reshape your body. These are safe procedures which can help you achieve your desired body shape that you have been working hard to achieve. It is by no means an alternative to weight loss by diet and exercise but can help you with fat loss and motivate you to maintain your newly achieved body. A healthy life with nutritious diet and daily exercise is required to stay fit and retain the wonderful shape of your body. The slimmer body post-surgery always serves as motivation to continue to maintain it as you enjoy the compliments and the confidence from the clothes you love to wear.

Both these body contouring surgeries are safe if performed by well trained hands of a plastic surgeon and give extremely gratifying results. The improved overall appearance of the body is a definite moral booster to many. Let us know more about these procedures and what they can help us achieve.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction also known as lipoplasty or lipo is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excessive fat from various parts of the body. The common areas for liposuction are tummy or abdomen, love handles, thighs, arms, buttocks, chest, bra-roll, chin, etc. The fat is broken and removed through small cuts with the help of cannulas connected to suction tube. It is normally performed under local anaesthesia if a single region needs to be treated and general anaesthesia is preferred if multiple areas need to be treated. You are made comfortable and pain free throughout the procedure by good analgesia with sedation or anaesthesia. A compression garment is advised after the procedure which needs to be worn for 3-6 months continuously for best results.

Benefits of Liposuction

  • Helps in eliminating Gynecomastia
    Liposuction surgery is often used to treat gynecomastia or man boobs, a condition that results in development of breasts in men.
  • Get rid of excess fat from tummy, back and waist or love handles
    Liposuction can help get rid of the excess fat from these areas and help reshape your body. A slimmer, fitter and curvier profile can be achieved through liposuction. 6 pack abs can also be created by liposculpture.
  • Non-Surgical Breast Reduction
    It is performed in women with fatty breasts where a reduction in size is preferred without breast reduction surgery avoiding the scars. Bra roll is a common area for liposuction that allows you the freedom to wear sleeveless tops or blouses without being conscious.
  • Treats Fatty thighs and arms
    Weight gain is often noticed in the thighs and arms. The rubbing of thighs while walking can be very uncomfortable and fat arms are always noticed in pics making you delete more pictures than you click. Liposuction of fat from these areas can help contour the arms and thighs to allow you freedom to from these issues.
  • Treatment for Lipomas
    Lipomas are localized deposits of fat cells that can be unsightly and liposuction can help remove it with minimal scars.
  • Double chin Treatment
    Liposuction can effectively and permanently get rid of the fat under your chin to improve your jawline, neck and side profile. It is the best treatment for double chin and is certain to give results. Non-surgical treatments for double chin treatment do not provide results that can match liposuction and are unpredictable even after multiple sessions.
  • Provides a natural look
    Liposuction surgery is carried out by making very small incisions usually chosen in body folds or hidden areas to give a natural surgery free appearance. The scars usually further lighten after a few months of surgery.

What is a Tummy tuck?

A Tummy tuck also known as abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery most commonly performed to remove the excessive skin and fat from the abdomen. Post pregnancy or after losing a lot of weight, the loose, excessive skin of the stomach or lower tummy may continue to hang and not return to its original tight well contoured state. Unsightly stretch marks often appear which can make you conscious. The stretched abdomen of pregnancy or excessive weight gain results in loose abdominal muscles with poor tone often resulting in hernias or diversification of recti seen as a bulge over the tummy. A tummy tuck tightens these abdominal muscles eliminate the sagging skin with stretch marks to give you a flat, well contoured abdomen. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The fine, line scar is carefully planned to stay hidden in your under garments.

Benefits of Tummy tuck

  • Removal of loose hanging skin of the abdomen
    A tummy tuck can help remove loose hanging skin of the tummy and give a flat well-toned appearance.
  • Eliminates stretch marks
    Stretch marks can make people feel conscious about their appearance which may cause loss in confidence. A tummy tuck surgery helps in eliminating the stretch marks below your navel or in the lower tummy caused by weight gain or pregnancy. It is replaced by the clear skin of the upper abdomen.
  • Flattens abdomen
    The most desired benefit of tummy tuck surgery is that it helps in providing a flatter abdomen and a narrow waistline by tightening the abdominal wall muscles.

To know more about Liposuction and Tummy tuck you can contact us at Dr. Sudhanva H. Kumar, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery on the mentioned contact number: +91 94200 13366.
Dr. Sudhanva is body contouring expert trained with world renowned surgeons from Brazil, USA and Germany.

Benefits of getting a Face Lift

Benefits of getting a Face Lift

Benefits of getting a Face Lift

Wondering how to look young without plastic surgery? How do i get rid of my loose skin of the face and neck without surgery? Are there any non-surgical alternatives to a facelift? Do I need a facelift? Am I old enough to get a facelift? Is facelift for me? Who is a facelift expert in Mumbai, India? What are the benefits of a facelift?

I am sure most of us at some point of our lives have googled these questions in our quest for the fountain of youth and looking young. We address a few of these questions in our blog below and a lot more information on facelift surgery is available on our website in the facelift section.

We all wish to look youthful with plump and tight skin as we have in our twenties. Our desires to have a well-toned jawline and the neck continues into 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. But as we enter our 30’s, our skin begins to lose more collagen than we can produce and slowly begins to lose its shine, suppleness and turgor. Stressors like inadequate sleep, poor diet habits, stressful life, lack of exercise and adequate skin care regimen contributes to early aging and making us look much older and tired for our age. As we pass on to late 30’s and into the 40’s the skin starts to become loose with appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This could be a nightmare to many and people begin their journey towards finding the fountain of youth by searching for home remedies, face yoga, YouTube videos of influencers and the search continues forever. Most of the content online either does nothing to your skin or gives a very temporary result. Most of you realise it sooner or later.

Anti-aging procedures help you maintain a natural and youthful appearance for your age. It needs supplementation with a good lifestyle for longer lasting results. In 30’s and 40’s, we begin to see early jowling, fine lines and creases and loss of some good body fat and collagen from our face. These changes can be treated by Botulinum Toxin (Botox), Fillers, Threads and some energy based non-surgical devices. As we grow older, the skin and muscles of the face and neck becomes loose and can no longer be just treated effectively by the above methods. This is where a facelift, neck lift, brow lift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and lip lift come into the picture and can give long lasting effective results towards appearing youthful. Even though these are surgical procedures, they are extremely safe in well trained hands and are the only way to achieve the results that you are looking for. None of the nonsurgical treatments work effectively on your skin and muscles to restore youthfulness of your face and neck beyond a certain age irrespective of the number of sessions you do of any treatment.

A facelift or rhytidectomy is a cosmetic surgical procedure that helps not only to tighten the loose skin of face and neck but also helps in tightening the muscles and restoring the fat which gives a naturally youthful appearance.

Benefits of a Facelift

  • Eliminates the signs of aging

    A facelift addresses multiple aging problems such as

    • Sagging skin of your cheeks, jawline or the neck
    • Deep nasolabial folds (creases that appear from the corner of the mouth to the nose)
    • Double chin or loose skin of your neck
    • Loss or displacement of facial fat

    A facelift can lift and tighten the sagging skin and restore the lost volume to give you well-rested, younger looking appearance.

  • Tightens up the sagging skin

    The facelift tightens the muscles and tissues underneath the skin of your face and neck and restores the lost fat by fat grafting or fat redistribution. The loose skin is repositioned over it and excess skin trimmed to get rid of jowls and deep creases effectively and give a long lasting smooth, firm and clear, younger looking skin of the face and neck.

  • Eliminates double chin or loose skin of neck

    We all hate the double chin and feel worse if it has loose hanging skin which we call the Turkey neck. A facelift helps restore a well-toned and more defined jawline with the tight neck skin by getting rid of excess loose skin, fat deposits in the neck and tightening the muscles of the neck.

  • Invisible surgical scars

    The incisions of a facelift are planned in a manner such that there are no visible scars that can be noticed easily. The scars are meticulously planned behind the ear, in the natural folds of the ear and within the hairline such that the secret of your surgery gets easily concealed and you look naturally young.

  • Natural-looking, long lasting results

    The most common concern regarding a facelift is to look operated or having a fake looking face. The facelift surgery has undergone many refinements in technique over the years and the current focus lies in restoring as natural looking appearance as possible by repositioning tissues in their original position as they would be in your 20’s or 30’s. The whole purpose of the surgery is to make you look a better, looking younger version of yourself.

There are many benefits to a facelift that makes your appearance more attractive, natural looking and youthful however, the surgery needs to be performed by well-trained qualified plastic surgeons to avoid unsightly results or complications. Dr. Sudhanva H. Kumar has mastered various facelift techniques, being trained under various world-renowned plastic surgeons and facelift experts. He customizes the surgery based on the requirements of the face and desires of the patient to give the most natural looking, youthful results.

Dr. Sudhanva H. Kumar is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Mumbai with an exclusive cosmetic surgery practice. To know more about facelift surgery you can visit our website or contact us directly on +91 94200 13366.