Determining which surgery will help you achieve your cosmetic goals is not always the easiest of tasks. Many patients do not know about some of the differences between popular options, such as a tummy tuck and liposuction. If you are struggling to loose abdominal skin, then it is a good idea to take a closer look at each of these procedures.
Liposuction is one of the best options for removing localized pockets of fat that are not responding to diet and exercise. In addition to removing abdominal fat, liposuction may also be carried out on the upper arms, neck, buttocks, back and thighs.
A tummy tuck is somewhat similar to liposuction, but the surgeon’s primary goal is to alter the skin and abdominal muscles. Most patients opt for a tummy tuck after they have lost a significant amount of weight and are left with loose skin just below their belly button. During the procedure, excess skin is removed. The surgeon may alter the position of the muscles and pull the remaining skin taut.
Determining What’s Right for You
You will have a much better understanding of these two procedures after your initial consultation with our surgeon at Real Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. In some cases, patients may actually have liposuction carried out at the same time as their tummy tuck. When it comes to excess skin, however, a tummy tuck may be the best option. During your consultation, you may also be given instructions on how to prepare for your procedure and what you could expect immediately following the treatment.
Enjoy Long-Term Results
In order to enjoy long-term results, it is best for patients to be devoted to making sweeping lifestyle changes. Due to the fact that the extra tissue is removed, the results may be permanent as long as the patient does not gain weight in the future. This is why many patients begin exercising as soon as possible while sticking to a healthy diet.
Getting All the Facts
During a consultation at Real Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in Moonee Ponds, we will be happy to help you determine which procedure is right for you. Get answers from our team of professionals as we point you in the right direction for your body. We are pleased to serve the Melbourne and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more about our liposuction and tummy tuck procedures.