If you have extra weight around your midsection that you can’t seem to get rid of, you may want to consider plastic surgery to help you achieve the lean physique you desire. Lipo and tummy tucks are two popular procedures for dealing with these issues, but what are the differences between the two? In this post, we’ll discuss the differences between the two and how to determine which is best for you. First and foremost, these are not weight loss procedures. Both liposuction and tummy tucks are intended to sculpt the body rather than reduce weight.

What Is Tummy Tuck?

Your doctor will make a horizontal incision across your hips, between your pubic area and belly button, during a tummy tuck. He can repair the muscles by pulling them together and stitching them with medical-grade nylon through this incision. After the muscles have been repaired, the excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is sutured together.

As a result, the stomach is flatter and smoother, with a faint scar across the hip area. With proper diet and exercise, the results of a tummy tuck can be permanent. Significant weight gain will undo the effects of your tummy tuck. Tummy tucks require more time and effort than liposuction. A tummy tuck reconstructs the muscles of the abdomen and removes excess skin, whereas lipo only removes excess fat.

Tummy tucks are ideal for healthy people who have stubborn fat on their midsection that diet and exercise have not been able to remove. If your abdomen is sagging or protruding as a result of age, pregnancy, weight loss, or previous surgeries, and you have no other health issues, you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck.

What Is Liposuction?

Almost any area of the body with extra fat can have it removed, including the stomach, back, arms, legs, and even the area under the chin with liposuction. During the surgery, the fat cells that will be removed are injected with a mixture of saline, water, and anesthetic. The fat is then removed using a cannula that looks a lot like an IV needle. A more contoured figure is the end outcome.

Liposuction does not remove excess skin, unlike a tummy tuck. This makes it ideal for removing tiny fat deposits. It’s also critical to understand that liposuction is not a weight-loss technique and will not cause you to shed a significant amount of weight. While lipo does permanently remove the fat cells, it does not stop you from gaining weight in the future. With food and exercise, you must keep your new physique.

A healthy person who has stubborn fat deposits that do not react to diet or exercise is probably a suitable candidate for liposuction, similar to a stomach tuck.

What Is The Difference Between Liposuction and Tummy Tuck?

Although they are fundamentally different, liposuction and stomach tuck procedures frequently appeal to people with similar cosmetic aims. The two most common cosmetic procedures that can help you attain a smoother, flatter stomach are liposuction and a tummy tuck. The goal of liposuction is also to flatten and improve the appearance of the stomach. Your surgeon will remove excess fat from the abdomen during liposuction. It does not, however, remove excess skin, stretch marks, or tighten the abdominal wall.

Can You Get Both Of Them At The Same Time?

It is common practice to perform multiple plastic surgeries at the same time. When a patient is already in the operating room, they frequently want to treat multiple areas at the same time. You may be wondering if you can have liposuction and a tummy tuck done at the same time. The short answer is yes; they are frequently performed concurrently. It is possible to have abdominal liposuction and a tummy tuck at the same time, but don’t expect aggressive liposuction. Non-abdominal liposuction and tummy tucks are frequently performed concurrently with excellent results.

Which One To Choose?

To achieve the best results, your doctor will devise a personalized treatment and recovery plan. The best procedure or combination of procedures is entirely dependent on your body and the results you want to achieve. Although both a tummy tuck and liposuction can produce similar results, they are very different, so making the right choice is critical. The ideal candidate for a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or liposuction should be in good health. They are healthy and maintain a stable weight. However, they may have areas that no longer respond to diet and exercise. Maybe you’ve recently lost a lot of weight and have excess skin around your stomach.

If you have loose skin, your plastic surgeon may recommend a tummy tuck. If you have persistent fat deposits, your surgeon may recommend Vaser lipo or traditional liposuction to target the problem area. The best procedure for you is determined by your unique situation.

Schedule a consultation with the MayClinik today to discuss your options and see if you are a candidate for cosmetic surgery.