Tummy Tuck or Liposuction or both?

Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery 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. Tummy tucks and liposuction are both great options for giving you the flatter 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 leave a very small incision mark so you don’t have to worry about excess 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 an abdominal 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.

What are the Health Benefits of Tummy Tuck?

The effects of abdominoplasty were evaluated among a group of patients with excess abdominal skin. Posture was evaluated before the surgery and 1 year thereafter. After the surgery, the subjects had significant improvement in the positioning of the pelvis, head, and shoulders. Researchers reported that this improvement in body posture was caused by changes in body mass and an increase in the self-confidence of the subjects.

The effects of abdominoplasty were assessed in 40 women with substantial back and lumbar pain due to excessive abdominal skin. The subjects underwent radiography of the thoracic and lumbar regions pre-and post-operatively. Six months after the surgery, the subjects answered questionnaires assessing physical, psychological, and quality-of-life changes. Results revealed that abdominoplasty improved body posture and reduced back pain of the subjects by tightening the thoracolumbar fascia, a diamond-shaped connective tissue that comprises the muscles of the abdomen.

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.

Next Steps

Always Do Your Research

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  • Please read our website to learn more about your intended procedure

Do you need a Medical Referral to see Dr Turner?

  • A GP Referral is required to Consult with Dr Turner (under new AHPRA Regulations)
  • Please obtain a referral from your GP or Specialist if you want a consultation for an MBS item number surgery.
  • Please note that your Medicare Rebates will NOT be claimable without a valid recent Medical Referral

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly examine all the documents provided

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How to Book Your Consultation

  • You can book your initial consultation by paying the $350 cosmetic consultation fee in advance – when you make your appointment


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