Liposuctions and/or Tummy Tucks are two procedures that can be offered when your weight increased especially around your waist. You can be a candidate for one or the other or both together.
It depends on your weight, age, and the amount of fat. This need to be discussed with your surgeon, Dr. Haddad, he’s been doing it almost since its inception.
While sticking to a healthy diet and a regular exercise regimen are the best ways to lose weight, many people just can’t seem to eliminate fat pockets and cells from problem areas. This is particularly true for the legs, buttocks, hips, stomach, arms, chin, neck, and ankles. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that targets these problem areas and leaves your body more sculpted and toned.
Liposuction begins with a small incision in the area to be treated. Next, a thin, hollow tube is inserted into the incision, and fat cells, pockets, and tissues are vacuumed out and discarded. Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis under anesthesia and can last two or more hours. Common side effects include temporary bruising, numbness, soreness, and burning sensations, but most of these effects will subside within a few days’ or weeks’ time. Once the area has healed, the patient should notice a firmer, tighter physique.
Some people do dozens of crunches and abdominal exercises a day and still find it impossible to lose the excess fat and skin around the midsection. Luckily, there is a solution. Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure sure to give you a sleeker more defined abdominal section.
Abdominoplasty begins with an incision made from one hip to the other, creating a skin flap. Next, the skin is separated from the abdominal muscles, which are then tightened, narrowing the waistline and flattening the midsection. The flap of skin is then folded down and excess skin is removed. Last, the flap is replaced and the incision is stitched closed. The entire procedure takes between two and five hours, depending on how much work is needed. Bruising and swelling (which typically subside within 10 days) are the most common side effects of abdominoplasty.