You, the woman of today, who loads on their shoulders most of the responsibilities of everyday life: the house, children, work… All this demands your energy and time. But it is no reason to forget about yourself, postpone your interests or neglect your body. If you are not satisfied with the image that the mirror returns, either Tummy tuck or Liposuction is an effective alternative to be happy with own body.
There is no excuse for allowing the days to pass without doing something to remedy these “pastries” that accumulate in your belly despite diet and exercise, or skin that has been sagging after pregnancy or due to aging. How do I fix it? ¿Tummy tuck or liposuction? Which of the two is best for you? How do they differ? In My Cosmetic Surgery we offer the best medical advice, as each case is unique.
Tummy tuck or liposuction? How to decide?
To decide for one or the other, our surgeons usually advise patients to think of your abdomen as two parts of a whole: one is the volume, another is the skin that surrounds the abdominal area. Each may have a need for cosmetic enhancement and this depends on the method chosen to solve the case. In other words, the central issue is not only how chubby you are, but also how much skin you have.
If you have areas of fat located in the wall of your abdomen and you’ve lost your hourglass silhouette. But your skin is smooth and firm, then you require liposuction. This procedure is excellent for removing the disproportionate fat and returns the body contour with minimal changes in skin.
But if, as a result of pregnancy or drastic weight loss, you have loose skin, which makes the so-called folds, and your muscles have lost their elasticity, then the tummy tuck is right for you. This cosmetic surgery not only removes fat, but tightens the skin and abdominal wall. This procedure can also removes scars and stretch marks. This will give you back a slimmer and firmer figure in proportion with the rest of your physical abdomen.
Tummy tuck or Liposuction, the Procedures
Although the two are cosmetic surgeries that reshape the abdomen to leave thinner and smoother, each has different characteristics, applications and results.
During liposuction, the specialist makes a small incision in the body and sucks the fat deposits through a cannula (a kind of hollow tube). It can be done in other areas of the body such as buttocks, hips, thighs, breasts, back, arms and neck. Usually local anesthesia is used and the resulting scars are minimal.
To perform a tummy tuck, the surgeon makes a horizontal incision in the lower abdominal area. This allowes the removal of excess fat, repairing abdominal muscles and tightening sagging skin. This is considered a major surgical procedure and therefore requires general anesthesia.
During the recovery phase of a cosmetic surgery, it is necessary that patients follow medical instructions very carefully. The time in which the patient can return to their normal routine varies from one week with liposuction. A month for a tummy tuck (including a week of bed rest). You need to use a compression garment (girdle) to reduce inflammation and can be indicated the use of drains under the skin to remove body fluids.
Undoubtedly, the success of the procedure depends heavily on the experience and skills of the surgeon who performed. At My Cosmetic Surgery we have the best specialists that guarantee your satisfaction and comfort.