When it comes to beauty and the image of a perfect body, people picture a flat, fit abdomen.
This appearance can be achieved with much effort and a balanced diet, but in some cases, people need extra help from specialized estheticians.
Overweight people and women whose belly shape and aspect changed after giving birth may be interested in a liposuction procedure.
The question is liposuction or tummy tuck??
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction consists in removing extra fat from the affected areas on the body, particularly the abdomen, under general anesthesia.
It is a cosmetic surgical procedure. Most of the time, this fat is hard to be lost through diet and exercise.
However, liposuction should not be seen as an overall weight-loss method because it is not a treatment against obesity.
People who want to undergo a liposuction procedure should have stable body weight.
What is Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure, which improves the general appearance of the abdomen by making it flat and fit.
It consists of removing the excess skin and fat from the abdomen and belly button area.
The skin is reshaped to create a toned and fit look. Mostly, people who lost many kilograms in a short period choose a tummy tuck to improve the aspect of their belly.
Liposuction and tummy tuck are surgical procedures, which come with risks, just like any other surgery.
You need to have good health before you undergo one of these procedures. Also, these procedures for people having 30% more than their ideal weight, and doctors prefer to reduce smoke and alcohol before undergoing the procedure and it is better to have firm, elastic skin.
Risks include bleeding, scarring and infections, and they may be more dangerous for those who suffer from heart diseases, week immune system or diabetes.
Note that the amount of fat that can be removed is limited.
Recovery after tummy tuck procedure
the downtime for this procedure is between six to ten days, and you must exercise during this time. The exercise after tummy tuck is very important because it consolidates the muscles and makes them stronger.
The results of a tummy tuck will last longer with the right diet and good exercising. You should take care in the first six weeks and do not make any effort until the section is completely healed.
People should avoid gaining weight after tummy tuck because the result will be compromised quickly and you may need a revision later on.
Surgical procedures for mothers
The biggest problem after women gives birth in the shape of the abdomen. Most of the time, the belly does not get back to the normal shape, not even with diet and exercise.
Many women decide to undergo a tummy tuck procedure after they give birth, as this is the quickest solution to have a fit abdomen.
We encourage this decision, as long as the patient reached the ideal weight.
However, this procedure not recommended for patients who want to get pregnant again.
HayatMed located in Istanbul is highly experienced in performing Tummy Tuck Surgery with satisfactory results according to our patients’ evaluations.