Should I have tummy tuck or liposculpture? I'm 44 years old, 146lbs Asian woman with 2 kids (Photos)
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Liposuction OR Tummy Tuck?
1. Unless there are no board certified Plastic surgeons in your area, I would strongly advise you to have your surgery locally. Traveling long distances for Plsdtic surgery works only if there are no complications or need for multiple follow ups. Please consider that when you are planning where to have your surgery.
2. The argument of Liposuction VS Abdominoplasty should be made on the FACTS. Liposuction removes fat and brings about some skin shrinkage. Liposuction cannot and will not tighten the tummy muscles permanently stretched by your pregnancy nor remove the extra loose sagging skin created by the pregnancies. Only a Full Tummy Tuck can do that.
It is obvious that your tummy muscles are protuberant and that you have extra loose skin: a condition which can be resolved with a Tummy Tuck, not Liposuction.
So why do some Plastic surgeons recommend Liposuction in such cases? I suspect that they do so either because they are not ABPS certified Plastic surgeons but are trained in another specialty and pass themselves off as Plastic surgeons And/or are concerned that if they told you the truth you may choose to go to another surgeon who gives you the (wrong) answer you are asking for "no scar" "noninvasive" "liposuction".
Please reconsider your decision.
Dr. Peter A. Aldea
Liposuction / Liposculpture / High Definition Procedures / Liposuction Revision
From your photos, it appears you would benefit from a full tummy tuck with liposuction to your hips and back along with possible fat grafting to your buttocks. This will give you a more contoured and hourglass shape with better projection to your buttocks.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute
Tummy Tuck versus Liposuction
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Lipo vs tummy tuck
Tummy tucks are designed to flatten the tummy by tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall.
Your photos suggest significant laxity of the abdominal wall which will not be corrected by liposuction.
You have a few areas that would benefit from liposuction, but your tummy is best treated by a Tummy Tuck procedure known as an Abdominoplasty.
Good luck with your upcoming surgery!
You would have a better outcome with a tummy tuck
VASER Hi Definition Liposuction and Tummy Tuck
Thank you for sharing your pictures.
The conditions shown on your pictures makes you a good candidate for having a tummy tuck with abdominal wall muscle reconstruction and lipo. When the patient has excess of skin the right procedure to follow is not a lipo, because that skin will not adapt, Wish you best of luck.
Should I have tummy tuck or liposculpture? I'm 44 years old, 146lbs Asian woman with 2 kids
Full tummy tuck
Dean Vistnes, M.D.
Vistnes Plastic Surgery
San Francisco Bay Area
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