There are a number of cosmetic procedures that could streamline, sculpt and enhance the overall physique. Two of the most popular surgeries for the abdominal region are abdominoplasty or tummy tuck procedures and liposuction. Although both can be used to target unwanted fat stores and loose, sagging skin in the midsection, each is designed to help people obtain a very specific set of results. Knowing more about each procedure and the benefits supplied will allow you to determine which option is best for you.
Eliminate Unwanted Fat with Liposuction
Liposuction is performed to extract unwanted stores of fat that have not been responsive to diligent diet and exercise plans. This procedure is ideal for those who have troublesome collections of fat at the midsection but good overall skin elasticity. Liposuction does not correct excess or sagging skin and thus, it is rarely the best solution for those who have experienced rapid and marked weight loss and are dissatisfied with the condition of their skin as the result of these changes.
In addition to removing unwanted fat, liposuction can also be used to sculpt the abdominal area in order to create a more appealing physical shape. It is not possible for people to spot reduce fat through diet and exercise alone. Thus, weight loss typically results in the same physical proportions at a smaller size. Through liposuction, consumers can eliminate love handles or other disproportionate stores of fat to create their desired physiques.
Tighten Up Loose Skin with Abdominoplasty
Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that is performed to tighten loose skin and muscles around the waistline. It is best-suited to women who have recently had children and who have been unable to reclaim their pre-pregnancy figures in spite of healthy diet plans and routine exercises.
A tummy tuck could also be used to address excess skin and loose muscles around the abdominal region after considerable weight loss. This could also correct cosmetic issues resulting from the loss of skin elasticity at the midsection. It is not, however, a procedure that is intended to remove significant amounts of fat from the treated area or to strategically sculpt the abdominal plane.
Having Liposuction and Abdominoplasty Performed Together
It is sometimes recommended for patients to receive both liposuction and abdominoplasty as part of the same treatment. Given that both of these procedures are performed on the same part of the body and can often be accomplished through the same incision, having them performed together will not significantly increase the patient’s recovery time.
Liposuction could be used to suction off or melt away up to eight pounds of unwanted fat and to alter physical proportions. The tummy tuck will tighten loose muscles and skin so that the stomach lies flat and looks youthful and attractive. Combined procedures like these are perfect for those who have loss of skin elasticity and have struggled to achieve significant fat loss in this common trouble zone.
At Real Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, we’ll meet with you to discuss your aesthetic goals and concerns. We’ll create a treatment plan that is right for you. Contact Real Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.