Liposuction and Tummy Tuck, Are They Similar?

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Liposuction and Tummy Tuck, Are They Similar?

Are you considering plastic surgery to get rid of the abnormal weight around your midsection for a leaner physique? Liposuction surgery and tummy tuck surgery are two common procedures to address your concerns.   So, are they similar? It may be confusing. The answer to this is No. So let us differentiate between the two surgeries and decide which is the best for you. Firstly, let us know that both liposuction and a tummy tuck are body contouring techniques.  It imparts a smooth, flat body contour with an aesthetic and athletic appearance. Tummy tucks are intensive procedures compared to liposuction. Liposuction eliminates only excess fat, whereas a tummy tuck restructures your abdominal muscles along with the excess skin removal.



How is a Tummy Tuck surgery done?

During a tummy tuck procedure, Dr Priya Banal makes a horizontal incision across your hips, between the pubic area and umbilicus. The initial step is fat removal. With state-of-the-art, minimally invasive MicroAire and VASER technology, your plastic surgeon accurately targets and suction out any excessive subcutaneous fat. VASER technology tightens the skin. Abdominoplasties, unlike liposuction, include removal of excess skin as well.  The horizontal and vertical muscle plication along the muscles enhances the toned look. Moreover, pulling the lateral skin flaps to suture them (high-lateral tension abdominoplasty) ensures uniform tension distribution across the abdomen. This results in a flatter, soft and toned tummy. The results of a tummy tuck may be long-lasting and permanent with a balanced healthy diet and lifestyle. Abnormal weight gain may reverse the effect.



Who can get a tummy tuck?

If your tummy is sagging due to age, childbirth, excessive weight loss, or other treatments, and you are healthy, you may go for a tummy tuck. Tummy tucks are ideal for healthy people with stubborn fat on their midsection that they cannot lose with diet and exercise. 



What is Involved in Liposuction?

Liposuction surgery is a minimally invasive procedure. It may be performed on almost any part of the body.  The fat resistance to diet and exercise are eliminated through liposuction. The stomach, waist, buttocks, arms, legs, and even under the chin are the common sites for liposuction.

During the procedure, a cannula similar to an IV needle is inserted. The fat is emulsified using advanced techniques. The emulsified fat is suctioned out. It results in a sculpted body contour.

Unlike tummy tuck surgery, liposuction does not eliminate excess skin.  Therefore, it is the treatment of choice to remove small fat deposits. Moreover, it is essential to know that liposuction or Tummy tuck is not a weight loss surgery



Who can opt for Liposuction Surgery?

Any healthy person with fat deposits resistant to the strict diet and rigorous exercise that do not respond to diet or exercise is ideal for liposuction surgery. Dr Priya Bansal at RG Aesthetics is a female plastic surgeon in Gurgaon who comprehends the needs of her patients and caters to them. She ensures exceptional results and recoveries for all her patients with the latest technology and techniques.

Dr Priya Bansal - Best Plastic Surgeon in Delhi

Dr Priya Bansal

Board-certified plastic surgeon

Dr Priya Bansal is a gold medalist plastic and cosmetic surgeon  with a Plastic Surgery degree from Maulana Azad Medical College and 11+ years of experience in plastic surgery. She specialises in high-def liposuction, mommy makeover, tummy tuck, Brazilian butt lift and breast procedures for body contouring and sculpting. 

To book an appointment, call: +91- 7827848749 or email:

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