The abdominal area is equally valued by men and women, yet it is also equally troublesome. The complex structure of the core muscles combined with the tendency to develop the most stubborn types of fat in the midsection leave many people exasperated with any and all efforts to tone and tighten their tummies. When diet and exercise fail, liposuction or a tummy tuck may be the next steps for consideration. Understanding each of these procedures helps you decide which one is right for you.
How Liposuction Can Help
Liposuction is one of the most widely-recognized plastic surgery procedures in the world. It works by using a cannula to loosen and suction away excess subcutaneous fat in the abdominal area. This type of fat is very difficult to reduce with traditional techniques, such as nutrition and exercising. Lipo can also be used to sculpt the fat in ways that accentuate the underlying muscles. Liposuction is not the optimum solution for fat reduction if you have poor skin elasticity as the skin will only hang from the body. Scars from liposuction are nearly imperceptible.
How a Tummy Tuck Can Help
If you have poor skin elasticity, excess subcutaneous fat and lax muscles, a tummy tuck is your best option. The procedure removes skin, including the subcutaneous fat layer. Lax muscles may be tightened with sutures. This step is most often recommended for women after pregnancy whose muscles have been overstretched, as well as some people who lose a massive amount of weight. The scar from a tummy tuck extends from one hip bone to other, and this should be considered as you evaluate your options.
How a Mini Tummy Tuck Can Help
A mini tummy tuck is a modified abdominoplasty that works well for men and women whose excess fat and skin are limited to the lower abdominal area under the belly button. This technique does not help with lax muscles. The incision is similar to what is required for a full tummy tuck, yet the recovery is shorter.
Liposuction or Tummy Tuck: Which One is Right for You?
If you are considering liposuction or a tummy tuck, consult with a plastic surgeon to learn which options are available to you. An experienced plastic surgeon can determine the particular reasons why you cannot achieve a flattened abdomen and identify ways to remedy the root causes.
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Find out if liposuction or a tummy tuck is the right way to tone and tighten your midsection. Contact Connecticut Surgical Arts to schedule a consultation.