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Liposuction Vs Tummy Tuck
Very Different.: Although both operations involve abdominal wall contouring, they are very different in nature, indications, and recovery. Liposuction removes adipose tissue from the subcutaneous layer of the abdomen; tummy tuck surgery removes excess skin and re approximates abdominal wall muscles as well. Best to seek consultation with board certified plastic surgeons for good advice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Liposuction surgery involves the use of hollow cannulas and suction devices used to remove adipose tissue; should not feel anything when the procedure is performed. Indicated for patients at their long-term stable weight, who present with diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue of localized areas with good quality overlying skin. Not substitute for diet and exercise or ...Read more
Many...: Tummy tuck surgery serves to remove the “excess” skin ( majority of stretch marks for most patients) and reapproximate the abdominal wall muscles that have spread with pregnancy and/or weight gain/loss. Liposuction surgery simply involves suction removal of adipose tissue; good candidates are patients who present with diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue over localized body parts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's you problem?: If we are talking about the abdomen, the tummy tuck is more effective for loose abdominal skin and muscles, as is seen after childbirth or weight loss. Liposuction is more effective for disproportionate collections of fat located under tight skin. Which is more effective depends on the type of problem you are trying to fix. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very Different: Best to be seen in consultation to determine which of these operations, if any, you may be a good candidate for. Each operation is quite different when it comes to indications, “invasiveness”, scarring, potential results, as well as a potential risk/complications associated with the procedures. Do your homework and be very careful with selection of plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: The boated feeling following a tummy is usually the result of several things: 1. Tightening of the abdominal wall (which then makes any bloating more noticeable) 2. Side effects of medications given around the time of surgery 3. Hormonal changes associated with the trauma of the surgery itself. The good news is that most bloating resolves quickly and has no untoward effects on your result. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Apples and Oranges: Liposuction only removes fat, while a tummy tuck removes fat, excess skin and tightens the muscles that make up the abdominal wall. They are different procedures with different indications and results. http://www.drmele.com/liposuctionortummytuck.html ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a abdominoplasty surgery(tummy tuck) and some liposuction recently. I would like to keep my shape , what would recommend for my daily diet?
Whole foods: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and 3-4 oz protein with each meal 5 hours apart. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will i gain weight in weird places after a mini tummy tuck? I’ve heard that liposuction sometimes causes fat to accumulate in weird places on the body. Is this a risk with a mini tummy tuck?
No: Removing lower abdominal skin and fat, done by mini tummy tuck does not make the fat go somewhere else. However if you gain weight, you will enlarge body areas that still have fat tissue left: upper abdomen, thighs arms, neck etc. It's not the fat traveling in weird places, it is that your body proportions have changed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a full tummy tuck with liposuction 5 months ago. I have a pouch above the scar which feels hard. Is this normal?
Is tummy tuck or liposuction the only good way to flatten ab area or is it possible to achieve a good cosmetic result through diet and exercise alone?
Depends: If what you have is a little extra fat but no extra skin or separation in your muscles then diet and exercise is the best way to go. Liposuction is a good option if there are stubborn areas that do not seem to go away even when you are at your ideal body weight but your skin is tight. If your skin and muscles have stretched, a tummy tuck is the only way to repair them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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