Liposuction and Tummy Tucks
Eating a healthy diet and living an active lifestyle has always been the best method of shaving hard to remove cellulite deposits. But for some people, losing those stubborn fats especially in the abdomen area has become very frustrating. With little time to spare for going to the gym or preparing a healthy diet more drastic measures such as liposuction and tummy tucks are the options possible.
Liposuction is a medical procedure designed to help people with weight problems find a quick and effective solution to their problems. A few hours under the knife of a cosmetic surgeon could produce the results long hours at the gym have been unable to give.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure where saline and lidocaine are introduced to the target area. This is then removed along with the fats. A cannula is inserted and vacuums out stubborn fat deposits. The amount of cellulite that could be removed is limited. Multiple liposuction treatments maybe performed until the desired results are achieved.
Tummy tucks or abdominoplasty is similar to liposuction in terms of helping people achieve a perfect belly. But tummy tucks are mainly performed for removing excess skin and unusually stubborn fats. Candidates for tummy tucks are those who have just given birth and have a large amount of excess skin in the abdominal area.
Abdominoplasty could not be performed without the patient having first achieving a slimmer figure. It is a skin tightening procedure and is not effective in removing huge amounts of fat like liposuction.
People with stretch marks or has excess skin due to sudden weight loss are good candidates for tummy tuck procedures. Abdominoplasty could also be performed right after liposuction to remove excess and sagging skin. Performing both procedures greatly enhances the results. But the decision to perform abdominoplasty largely depends on the skin condition after the liposuction.
Even with their effectiveness as a fat removal procedure, many medical professionals don’t consider liposuction and tummy tucks as weight loss treatments. These they say are mere cosmetic treatments and don’t contribute to the long term health of the patient. But people who have been frustrated with traditional weight loss methods are quick to reply that living healthy is much easier after achieving a slimmer figure.
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