don't waste your money with lipo. get the tummy tuck for best results. there is no comparision in your case.
You need both a tummy tuck and liposuction. I would lose as much weight as possible to get an even improved contour long term. Please see an expert in this type of combination. Best, Dr. Emer.
Thank you for adding your photos, that is helpful. Assuming that your goals are a flat stomach
and getting rid of the excess skin so that you look good in clothing, I would
recommend two things. The women with a
stomach like yours and who get the best results, commit to an aggressive weight
loss and diet program and then have a tummy tuck. Surgery alone will give you a reasonable
result but with fitness and getting your BMI down you would have a great
result. Make sure you see someone who
uses a rapid recovery protocol so that you have minimal down time and reduce
your risks for complications.
I hope that helps.
Thank you for your question and photo. With any liposuction technique, we rely on the skin to retract enough to give a nice aesthetic result. Skin that has been over-stretched, either by weight gain or previous pregnancy, is notoriously unreliable in this regard. If liposuction alone is used in this situation, you will be left with more skin laxity, which would require a tummy tuck later to correct. I hope that this helps in making your decision.
Thank you for your question and photos. It is difficult to comment on this one view, which seems a little tilted, but you are not ideal candidate for either procedure. My approach to this situation would be a debulking liposuction first. Yes, you will have loose, wrinkled skin temporarily, but this will be removed with a tummy tuck 4-6 months later. Your tummy tuck scar will be shorter with this two stage procedure. Truly, not one surgery will give you satisfactory results alone. See a board certified plastic surgeon experienced in advanced body sculpting techniques for an in person consultation/evaluation to discuss your best options that will give you the best outcome. Good luck.
It would appear from your photo that you would benefit from liposuction to thin your thickness of tummy fat, but this alone will only make your skin laxity and wrinkling worse, so you would need a full tummy tuck to tighten your skin.
Thank you for asking about your tummy tuck or liposuction.
- Liposuction will be disappointing - your stretch marks will not improve and you will have lots and lots of loose skin.
- You need a tummy tuck - liposuction of the sides can be done at the same time to give you an even better result.
- Always see a Board
Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes - Elizabeth
Morgan MD PHD FACS
According to the patients I have spoken with, it is not unusual for Sono Bello to do liposuction when other options might be better as they have no other options. I'm pretty sure you have not seen a surgeon at that place. Liposuction is a complete and total waste of your money as it may leave you a little smaller but with terrible hanging skin as a result. Any beginning plastic surgeon would know that.
You are not a candidate for liposuction. Rather a full tummy tuck with muscle plication is necessary. Best of luck
Thank you for your question. Based on your photos which demonstrate skin laxity and excess, it appears that a tummy tuck would be a superior option compared to liposuction. Be sure to consult with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon. Good luck!