What is Liposuction
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure which is used to remove excess fat from the body via a suction device. This procedure is commonly performed on the abdomen, thighs, hips, arms, neck, and back. Liposuction can be performed under local or general anaesthesia depending on the area, and the amount of fat that needs to be removed. The recovery time and results can vary depending on the individual and their skin laxity, but liposuction can help to improve body contour and reduce the appearance of stubborn fat deposits.
What is Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure which removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, and also tightens the muscles in the abdominal wall. This procedure can help to restore a firmer, flatter abdominal appearance and is often required in people who have lost significant weight, or have stretched abdominal muscles and skin due to pregnancy or aging. A tummy tuck is performed under general anaesthesia and requires hospital stay.
Liposuction vs Tummy Tuck
Although, Liposuction and tummy tuck are both cosmetic surgery procedures used to improve the appearance of the body, they have some key differences.
Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that removes excess fat deposits from specific areas of the body, and is ideal for individuals who have good skin elasticity and who only need to remove small amounts of fat.
Tummy tuck, on the other hand, is a more invasive procedure that targets both fat and skin. A tummy tuck is typically recommended for individuals who have loose, sagging skin in the abdominal area due to significant weight loss or pregnancy. During a tummy tuck, the surgeon removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, and tightens the underlying muscles to create a flatter, smoother appearance.
To summarise, liposuction is the procedure of choice for individuals who want to remove small amounts of fat, while a tummy tuck is best for those who have loose, sagging skin and want to achieve a more dramatic improvement in the appearance of their abdominal area. The best way to determine which procedure is right for you is to consult with a plastic surgeon who can assess your individual needs and make recommendations based on your specific goals.
Dr Ankit Gupta
MBBS, MS, M.Ch (Plastic Surgery)
Dr Ankit Gupta, the founder and owner of Panache Aesthetics, is a senior Plastic Surgeon with many years of experience. He is one of the Best Plastic Surgeon in Delhi, and according to Happy Patients, performs the ‘Best Liposuction in Delhi’.