When it comes to losing weight and tightening the skin, plastic surgery is often what people turn to in order to achieve results that they are satisfied with overall. Two of the most common plastic surgery procedures that can aid with weight loss would be liposuction and tummy tuck.
While many people think that both of these procedures are one in the same, they are actually two completely different surgeries that offer two different results for the individuals having them done. Knowing the difference between the two can help you decide which procedure is right for your own personal needs.
At Real Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in Moonee Ponds and Werribee, Dr. Stephen Salerno offers both liposuction and tummy tucks procedures. He is a highly skilled plastic surgeon that can help you firm and tighten areas of your body. To schedule your consultation, contact Real Cosmetic Plastic Surgery today.
Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that uses long tubes and a suction vacuuming device that helps to pull fat from the body. The tubes are inserted into very small holes in the skin that the surgeon will make, and the tubes are then put into the layer of fat underneath the skin. The suctioning device then brings out the fat in that particular area so that the body appears thinner and more toned. Many people who have this procedure done have the potential of losing lots of weight right after the surgery just because of the fact that the fat has already been suctioned out for them.
In order to retain results from a liposuction procedure, the patient should follow a healthy diet and exercise program. The weight loss results you can achieve from liposuction will not last if you continue to eat a poor diet and do not get enough physical activity. While liposuction procedures can help with weight loss endeavors, the surgery is not an end-all and permanent thing that retains weight loss.
The tummy tuck procedure is similar to liposuction in that it can help to tone up the body and make it look leaner, but it is different in that fat is not actually removed from the body. In fact, tummy tucks are often recommended for individuals who have already lost a lot of weight or have excess skin on their midsection. The procedure works by tightening the skin in the area of the midsection so that the excess skin is either less visible or not visible at all.
When a person loses a lot of weight, it is very common for them to experience having excess skin around their midsection and on other areas of the body. One example of excess skin would be a woman who has given birth and is dealing with excess skin on the tummy area because of the skin being stretched out from pregnancy.
Only you and your plastic surgeon will be able to decipher which procedure is right for you according to what you need and want in your appearance. As with any plastic surgery, you should follow up with your weight loss endeavors by following a healthy diet with reduced caloric intake and starting a healthy exercise program so that you have better chances of retaining your results.