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.

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