Tummy tuck or Lipo? (Photo)
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Tummy Tuck or Lipo?
Tummy tuck is best for correcting a wide belly button and loose abdominal skin
Liposuction will help your tummy but not correct the muscle weakness that is contributing to your protuberance. The muscle repair will also make your belly button look much better. You have loose skin to be removed as well.
Some patients are in a gray area (and could choose either operation and be happy), but in my opinion, you would be best served with a tummy tuck and if you have liposuction alone you will be coming back for a tummy tuck. I have attached a link to my website so you can compare liposuction and tummy tucks and make your own decision.
Tummy tuck or Lipo?
Most plastic surgeons suggest that you finish having children, get your weight within 10 pounds of your ideal weight, and have a BMI of less than 30 before undergoing an abdominoplasty with repair of the stretched out abdominal muscles and liposuction of selective areas, in order to achieve the best long term cosmetic result with the least potential complications.
Following the advice of anyone who would presume to tell you what to do without seeing photos and more importantly without taking a full medical history, examining you, feeling and assessing your tissue tone, discussing your desired outcome and fully informing you about the pros and cons of each option would not be in your best interest. Find a plastic surgeon that you are comfortable with and one that you trust and listen to his or her advice. The surgeon should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California.
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Tummy Tuck options
I recommend that you meet with a board certified Plastic Surgeon for a consultation to discuss your goals and options. You may be a good candidate for full Tummy Tuck and Liposuction. Your abdominal muscles could be pulled tightly together with this procedure and that would assist with flattening your belly and making the waist smaller.
All the best
Tummy tuck or Lipo?
Tummy tuck and Lipo, some advices:
In this regard, I recommend you a Full Tummy Tuck with muscle repair, to get a flat abdomen and waist and back Liposculpture, getting better curves especially in the waist, improving your body contour.
Finally, I suggested take the fat we get and transfer to the buttocks and hips, to mold them and get better volume, contour and butt projection, is that we know as "Brazilian Butt Lift" (BBL).
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol.-
Tummy tuck or lipo?
Jon A Perlman MD FACS
Certified, Am Board of Plastic Surgery
Extreme Makeover Surgeon ABC TV
Beverly Hills, Ca
Abdominoplasty w/ bbl
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
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