When considering the path to a flat and sexy tummy, one must decide what procedure is going to be right for them. Do they want an invasive procedure with a higher level of risk, or a less invasive procedure with less risk involved?
SmartLipo laser and other tumescent liposuction procedures are minimally-invasive and only require local anesthesia. This provides a far lower risk of complications. Tummy tuck on the other hand is a procedure that requires general anesthesia which will raise price and increase risk of complications during the surgery.
According to Ilya Reyter, MD, “The two procedures are complimentary, and are commonly performed together – for example, during a tummy tuck surgery a surgeon may first perform liposuction to remove excess fat and then move on to removing excess skin and tighten muscle, if necessary.”
The choice between tummy tuck and liposuction doesn’t always need to be made. For most patients, a tummy tuck comes after liposuction. It is best to remove the excess fat and then after, go back and tighten loose skin and muscles.
The Difference Between Tightening Skin and Removing Fat
When is comes to the technical differences between liposuction and abdominoplasty, we have to consider what the two procedures actually offer.
Liposuction offers removal of fat under the skin in various areas of the body such as stomach, hips, thighs, arms, neck, etc. Tummy tucks are procedures that remove and stretch excess skin that is left behind after a pregnancy or extreme weight loss, for example.
The two procedures are extremely different but in conjunction with one another, could give you the beautiful body you always wanted!
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If you are considering a tummy tuck or a mommy makeover, then give our abdominoplasty New York surgical centers a call today! Our NYC tummy tuck office can be reached at 212.206.0023 and our abdominoplasty Long Island center can be reached at 631.499.1831.
The Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team are dedicated to making their patients feel right at home and delivering stellar results.
We are ready to show you how great a tummy tuck can look and how it can improve your life for the better. Stop dreaming about your pre-baby body and get the trim and gorgeous figure you want today! Simply pick up the phone and set up an initial consultation by calling us today.
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