I'm planning on having lipo on my upper and lower abdomen. Will that also decrease the appearance of my stretch marks? (photos)
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Skin will contract with superficial liposuction done correctly..
When you do superficial liposuction the skin will contract, it's not a question of if it's a question of how much. As a skin contracts with the stretch marks will decrease to some degree and generally look better. The stretch marks are a tear in the dermis and will never go away but the skin can still contract.
If you do not like the long scar of abdominoplasty can accept the stretch marks then the liposuction is a better surgery for you. If you can accept the stretch marks and would prefer the scar of an abdominal stretch marks in the abdominoplasty may be the procedure for you.
The best thing for you to do would be to look at before and after pictures of liposuction patients with stretch marks to see if this is a look at you like and then you can make a decision about what procedure would make you the happiest.
Stretch Marks and Liposuction
Also the only way you will be able to remove some of your stretch marks would be to undergo an abdominoplasty which can then surgically remove a significant amount. Alongside the tummy tuck l would also perform liposuction to sculpt the area around your hips and upper abdo.
Please ensure you are consulting with highly skilled plastic surgeons and carefully read the answers of the other surgeons who have already responded to you. They have a wealth of knowledge.
Liposuction for stretch marks
I do not know who has recommended liposuction to you but I believe you will be very disappointed.
It will make the skin looser, it will not make the tummy flat.
Your photos show excess skin which has lost its elasticity, widened tummy muscles and excess fat on the sides and upper abdomen. You look as though the best operation for you is a tummy tuck because it does this:
- removes the excess skin in the lower abdomen - along with its stretch marks,
- Tightens the muscles so your stomach is flatter
- Removes fat from the sides and upper abdomen to give you a nicer shape.
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Based on your photos, I would suggest that you instead consider a tummy tuck - to tighten the skin, remove the stretch marks below the belly button, and firm the abdominal muscle layer. This could be combined with liposuction of the flank / waist area to help give you a pretty hourglass shape.
All the best,
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Be realistic with your expectations of what liposuction can do for you. Best Wishes!!
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