Tummy tuck liposuction

This is a comprehensive guide about tummy tuck liposuction that covers everything from costs, prices, benefits and effects. After my first post about the difference between tummy tuck and liposuction, I realise there are some confusion as well as interest from readers who like to find out more about the two procedures and how they can complement each other.

The main difference between liposuction and tummy tuck is that the former only removes fat while the latter focuses on trimming any excess skins as well as removing some body fats. If you main objective is to lose fats and undergo a body sculpture, liposuction will yield you more effects, especially if the area of fats to be removed is pretty large. However, if your aim objective is to remove excess skin and some minimal body fats, then tummy tuck would be a better choice.

How does tummy tuck work?

Tummy tuck mainly focuses on removing excessive skin at the abdomen area. In that process, some body fats might removed although that is not the main objective. In this procedure, tummy tuck also redistributes the fats and skins from the upper abdomen to the lower abdomen, which helps to thin your stomach areas. Finally, tummy tuck can tighten the abdominal wall musculature, making your stomach tighter and giving it an hour glass shape.

Should I go for tummy tuck or liposuction?

Tummy tuck is great for women who have just given birth as well as for people who had underwent significant weight fluctuation. In both these cases,  there is usually excess skins that needs to be tighten. Liposuction for on the hand is great for people who have built a sizable fat deposit that cannot be removed via traditional exercising or diet.

What are the side effects of tummy tuck and liposuction?

Tummy tuck tend to leave lower abdominal scar as well as needing a longer recovery time. It is strongly advisable that your appointed surgeon show you before and after images of somebody who has your body shape. Pay attention to the tummy tuck scars and consult your surgeon on how long it takes for the scar to heal completely.

Liposuction, if performed by qualified and experienced surgeons, tend not to leave as obvious a liposuction scar. The recovery period is about three to four weeks and will be uncomfortable during this period as well.

How much does tummy tuck and liposuction cost?

I have mentioned about liposuction prices quite often in this blog (you can also check out laser lipo prices in london). In summary, the average cost of liposuction is around USD5,600. In contrast, the tummy tuck cost is more expensive, ranging from USD7,000 to USD10,000, depending on the location where the surgery is carried out. In Miami for example, the price ranges from $6000 to $12,000 depending upon the amount of work being done. In NYC the fees can vary from $7000-$15000. In general, the more expensive the city, the high the fees for tummy tuck will be.

Can tummy tuck and liposuction be done at the same time?

Tummy tuck and liposuction can be performed at the same time.  Liposuction can help to reach aresa where tummy tuck cannot while the latter can also help to better redefine the contours and shape of your body. However, you should only do this after consultation with your your surgeon, who should do an assessment on whether you are a good candidate, your medical risks and the risk/benefit ratios.

You also have the option of performing tummy tuck after liposuction rather than at the same time. This allows to better assess whether you have excess skin after the lipo operation. If there is not much excess, you can better off using regular exerising to tighten them, rather than going for tummy tuck.

If there is some excess skin but too sufficient to go for a full blown operation, you can opt for mini tummy tuck liposuction.

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