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Tummy Tucks vs Liposuction: Which Is Right for You?

Ready for a change? If you have loose skin, stretch marks or excess fat, you can transform your body in a simple out patient procedure. Tummy tucks and liposuction are both great options for giving you the flat stomach and narrow waist that you’ve always wanted. Whether you are struggling to get your pre-baby body back or you have loose skin after losing weight, you’ll be amazed at what’s possible with modern plastic surgery.

The Difference Between a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction

Liposuction has been around for a while now and it’s one of the most popular procedures in Sydney and across the world. It’s an incredible, transformative process that can remove fat from anywhere on your body. It doesn’t leave an incision mark so you don’t have to worry about scarring. There’s no need to spend the night in a hospital and you can get back to work in about one week.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a slightly more involved process that offers more benefits. When you opt to have a tummy tuck, you can remove excess fat, tighten up ab muscles, reduce stretch marks and eliminate loose skin. While the advantages are great, the disadvantage is that there will be a small scar. Fortunately, that scar can easily be covered by underwear or swimwear.

 

Which Is Better: A Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

A liposuction is ideal for removing fat and it can dramatically change your shape from head to toe. It’s a perfect option for eliminating fat from your arms, hips, thighs, butt and torso. In many cases, however, it’s just not quite enough to get optimal results. For many men and women, a tummy tuck is the best option for getting rid of stretch marks and loose skin on top of removing excess fat. If you’ve been pregnant or lost a lot of weight, you may have an excess of skin. The only way to remove this sagging skin is with a tummy tuck.

There are actually a couple of different options for abdominoplasty. A full tummy tuck tackles the lower and upper abdomen while a mini tummy tuck is a good option for those just dealing with excess fat and loose skin below the belly button. Both options are often combined with liposuction to remove stubborn fat from the flanks, lower back and thighs to create an improved contour.

 

A Combined Tummy Tuck and Liposuction

Before visiting our Sydney clinic, most patients spend a lot of time researching options and have a treatment plan in mind before arriving. It’s always important to know what your goals are but sometimes the best treatment plan is hard to guess. While a tummy tuck or liposuction might be a good option for many people, often a combined approach is the best option. To create an ideal shape, liposuction can be used to slim down your hips and flanks while a tummy tuck will eliminate all of the excess skin to create a smooth look.

Want to learn more about your options? You can read all about tummy tucks and liposuctions on Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery’s website. When you are ready to chat with a doctor about your options, schedule a no-commitment chat with Dr Turner at his Sydney and Newcastle clinics to learn more about your treatment options.

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