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What's The Difference Between Tummy Tuck And Liposuction Of The Abdomen?

I am a 28 volumptous woman seeking proffesional advice about the difference between tummy tuck and liposuction. Which one is better?

Katie  -  Oct. 27

The answer to the leading question is actually simple: if the problem is too much fat in the abdomen, the best treatment is a liposuction; my preference would be the traditional tumescent liposuction. If there is too much loose skin in the abdomen, then the skin must be surgically removed with an abdominoplasty. Often a patient has both excess fat and skin, and a tummy tuck and liposuction are needed for optimal results. There is much less recovery time and the post operative period is significantly easier with a liposuction, requiring only a couple of days off work, according to the occupation. Drains are necessary with a tummy tuck and not with a liposuction. The drains are removed in 5-7 days on average. Discomfort is a minor problem for the post operative liposuction, but can be significant with the Tummy Tuck, usually requiring oral pain medication. Liposuction can be done with only local anesthesia in most cases, whereas a full tummy tuck always requires general anesthesia. If the muscle layers of the abdominal wall have been separated, usually by pregnancy, they must be sutured together, which is called rectus muscle plication. The only way to gain exposure to accomplish this is with a tummy tuck. Both Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) and liposuction of the abdomen are often components of what is commonly referred to as a Mommy-Makeover, a post-pregnancy restoration of the breast and tummy.

DocMarie  -  Oct. 27

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