Liposuction or Tummy Tuck- Which suits you best?

A patient walked into my office the other day requesting for a tummy tuck. Upon examination, i discovered that what she really needed was a liposuction.  In this line of work, i get to meet alot of people who desire a flatter tummy and fit figure but are unable to tell one procedure separate from the other. People tend to confuse Liposuction from a Tummy tuck and this lady happens to be one of the many patients i’ve had to school.

In the simpliest way that i could, i educated her that a Liposuction consist of removing the deposits of fat located in between the skin and the abdominal muscles, through some tiny incisions made in the skin.

Liposuction can be used to treat areas of excesses fat on the abdomen and back, arms, thigh, breast, neck,calves, saddle bags etc. Hence, the procedure is suitable for people who have firm elastic skin with pockets of fat in certain areas.

Abdominoplasty which is popularly known as Tummy tuck is suitable for patients with loose abdominal skin or muscles. Loose skin can occur after childbirth or when there has been a massive weight loss.

In Tummy tuck procedure, a long incision is made in the lower abdomen, just above the pubic area where torn and weak muscles are repaired using stitches to tighten the muscles after which extra skin is removed.

In some cases, both procedures are recommended depending on the anatomy of the patient.

So the next time you think of getting a procedure done in order to fit into that beautiful dress, you can tell which procedure best suits you.

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  • Damilola

    Good job Dr Ayobami. Now it is easy to know which category I belong. Liposuction all the way 😊

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