Do I need a tummy tuck or can I just do lipo?

Both procedures individually and in combination are options for you as well as variations of the Tuck in the form of mini tucks. Choosing the right one for you depends on your lifestyle, goals, scar acceptance, recovery time allotment, expectations, to name some. Full abdominal liposuction lipoSCULPTing 360 will result in a smaller version of you with a more snatched tighter waist, and enhanced curves. The procedure is performed safely awake and the recovery is quick. During lipo no skin is removed and the muscles aren’t tightened so this limits how flat your abdomen can be. A tummy tuck would remove the extra stretched-marked skin from your belly button down to the pubic region and tighten the weakened stomach muscles from your breast bone to the pubic bone. It’s like an internal permanent corset. There will be a scar around your belly button and another one that runs along the bikini line usually from hip to hip. A tummy tuck requires general anesthesia, usually one or two drains, and about a two week minimum off of work. The results can be dramatic. A combination of lipo of the waist, flanks, and lower back as well as a tummy tuck at the same time is even more powerful. A mini tuck with lipo is another option and can be performed under local anesthesia. The Reshaping is the same as lipo 360 but there is skin removed from the pubic area with a scar that is similar to a c-section. There is a lot of information to consider so a consultation in person with a versatile Plastic Surgeon is your next move.



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