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Should You Go For Liposuction Or A Tummy Tuck?

If you’re looking for some form of body contouring and are unsure whether to go for either liposuction or a tummy tuck, you’re certainly not the only one. it’s not even unusual to decide on one and be convinced to do the other. There is a lot of misinformation and confusing information related to these procedures, particularly if you’re just searching online, so to make the process simpler we outline a few details about each to give you a better idea of what is right for you.

Why might you get liposuction?

If you’re looking for some subtler body contouring in Perth, liposuction is certainly not a bad choice. This is because liposuction doesn’t actually involve the removal of skin, and instead focuses solely on the removal of excess fat. This means that if there is excess skin, it will not be tightened up accordingly which may be problematic for those who have experienced major weight loss or pregnancy. Those unfamiliar with liposuction may be surprised to find out that there are a few types that can be chosen depending on both needs and budget. These can include traditional liposuction, tumescent liposuction, laser liposuction and radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL). If you’ve heard of unpleasant side effects that can occur as a result of liposuction, this may be due to the procedure being traditional liposuction rather than a more modern variety. Traditional liposuction is comparatively aggressive due to its use of a hollow suction tube inserted into an incision. For this reason, it can occasionally leave scars. A modern form of liposuction such as tumescent liposuction usually does not leave scars, however. This is because it is far gentler – tumescent liposuction relies on a fluid injection that numbs the area and makes it much easier to extract fat. 

Why you might go for the tummy tuck option

Tummy tucks are a cosmetic procedure that involves the trimming of excess skin folds and fat around the abdominal region. An incision is performed on the lower abdomen to make it easier to disguise the scar, and after fat is removed the skin around the belly is pulled taut and then sutured up. Because some skin is removed, this form of surgery is often pursued by people who have skin that sags around the belly area. It is for this reason that tummy tucks are often chosen over liposuction – although a patient may be looking for their stomach to look flatter, the removal of skin often creates a look that must be adjusted with a tummy tuck. Younger people are usually more likely to have better skin retraction and it is in these instances where tummy tucks are not as necessary, but otherwise a lipo and tummy tuck combo is important.

Which body contouring solution is for you?

Liposuction and tummy tucks certainly fill two different needs, so weighing up which is the better option for you is always a great idea. If you’re unsure or are just on the fence, it’s always worth getting in touch with a cosmetic or plastic surgeon, as they will be able to better walk you through your needs so you can have complete peace of mind when it comes to your procedure.