Even after following a strict exercise regime followed by even stricter diet and losing most of the extra fat, many people are still not pleased with the look of their midsection or belly. The fact that they can’t get a flat-toned tummy even with all those efforts, fuels their frustration. Sometimes the cause is pregnancy, while other times it is merely because of their genetically pre-determined fat distribution. In any case, it makes women feel both frustrated and self-aware of their appearance.
Plastic surgeons are solutions to both problems. What they offer is two types of procedures: liposuction and a tummy tuck. There is the mini tummy tuck as well, but that’s just a variation from the tummy tuck.
How to determine what’s best for you?
Liposuction is recommended for patients with stubborn pockets of fat and excess fat. The ideal candidates have around 20 lbs. of their optimal body weight and historically haven’t lost weight on a massive scale, nor been pregnant. This procedure includes tiny incisions in the skin and suctioning the fat that is between the abdominal wall and the skin. What matters most is not to suction all of the fat, but to use some of it to sculpt the tummy in perfect shape. Liposuction can be performed on the waistline, hips, abdomen, arms, and the inner thighs. Compared to tummy tucks, its main advantage is that there are speedy recovery time and minimal scarring.
Women after pregnancy can still get liposuction, but it won’t be as effective as tummy tucking. A tummy tuck surgery consists of incisions along the bikini line going from hip to hip to lift the fat and skin from the abdominal wall. After the excess skin is removed, the abdominal wall is tightened with stitches. Sometimes, the tummy tuck procedure is complemented with liposuction to remove the fatty layers. Unfortunately, a tummy tuck operation will leave a scar that will be visible for some time. An experienced surgeon can make sure that the incision is kept out of sight when you wear clothes, swimsuit bottoms or underwear.
Mini Tummy Truck
If scars are something that terrifies you, then you might consider doing a mini tummy tuck. This procedure enables you to get rid of the extra skin around your waistline but with much less scaring than if you did the full tummy tuck procedure. Mini tuck only removes the skin from below the belly button. Unlike the full procedure that removes excess skin from the whole stomach.
So, the best option is to schedule an appointment with a plastic surgeon. That way they can examine you and determine which procedure will suit you best.