Difference between tummy tuck and liposuction?

Difference between tummy tuck and liposuction?

LizetteWilson  |  visitor  |  California
What is the difference between tummy tuck and liposuction?
Op. Dr. Cem Özlük M.D.  |  Premium member  |  Urology  |  Alanya
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Dear Lizette Wilson

Liposuction just help you to loose extra fats and with laser liposuction you can reach skin thightening but if your body fat will be so much we have to remove your extra skin which calls mini tummy tuck and if we do muscle thightening it calls big tummy tuck.

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Dr. Jiménez Toribio Plastic Surgeon  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Santo Domingo
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Hello good morning, Lizzette.

The difference between liposuction and abdominoplasty is that in liposuction the fat is extracted by aspiration where it is in excess. With the tummy tuck the excess skin and fat of the anterior abdomen is removed only. Generally both procedures are combined to obtain a better result by highlighting the figure with liposuction of the back and flanks and leaving the abdomen flat with the tummy tuck.

Dr. Jimenez Toribio
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ClinicForYou  |  Premium member  |  Wrocław
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Tummy Tuck surgery aims at removing the excess skin from tummy and repairing the muscles after pregnancy or weight loss. Quite often Tummy Tuck is combined with liposuction in order to get rid of fat tissue and prepare the skin for the surgery.
Dr. Carlos Gonzalez Legarda  |  Premium member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Bogotá
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tuck of course refers to "cut" and remove sagging or excess skin, with a considerable scar, but is the way to achieve a flat tummy if you need remove skin. If you only need to remove fat, it can be done with liposuction, it is done with minor incisions and aspiration. People going under tummy tuck usually combine that surgery with liposuction.
Dr. Ian Sunderland  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Saskatoon
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Lipsuction is best for relatively slim patients with noral BMI who diet and exercise but still have discreet ‘stubborn’ areas of concerm. It’s power is in removal of excess subcutaneous fat amd it relies on quality, elastic overlying skin which will “shrink wrap” to the underlying contour removed. Tummy tuck is an excisional procedure and best for those with loose, extra skin (often strecht marks and/or pannus) and usually extra fat as well. The goal requires removal of skin snd and fat. Having a good diet and exercise program will also put  you in good stead for a nice result. More scarring is present with a tummy tuck, but if you need it is by far best optiom. Talk to a board certified surgeon. 
Lavida clinic  |  Basic member  |  Cairo
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Hello , Tummy tuck is done for the removal of excess skin But liposuction is done for removal of excess fat
Leila33  |  visitor  |  Angus
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For me unfortunately lipo would not help. It is just worth when you have excess fat. I was left with excess skin after twins and it was literally hanging there. So even exercising and dieting did not lead to better result. The skin was still there. When I had my consultation the surgeon told me that lipo is not the choice for me so only tummy tuck could help me to get rid of the skin. Honestly I did not hesitate for long. It has been almost one year I left Forme clinic and the result is stunning. The only think I was scared about was the scar, but it is hidden so that is great.
Dr. med. Özge Ergün  |  Basic member  |  Istanbul
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Liposuction consists of removing the deposits of fat located between the skin and the abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck, liposuction does not require the removal of excess skin. There are many different types of liposuction including ultrasonic, power-assisted, laser lipo and traditional suction-assisted.

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