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Tummy Tuck Vs Abdominal Liposuction (Difference between Tummy Tuck and Abdominal Liposuction)

Tummy Tuck Vs Abdominal Liposuction

"Plastic surgeons across the world say that Tummy Tuck and Abdominal Liposuction are the best procedures to get rid of loose hanging skin of the abdomen and abdominal fat. Here are some facts about Liposuction and Tummy tuck that can help you decide which of the two is the right procedure for you".


Step 1: Decide your candidacy for abdominal cosmetic surgery:


The ideal candidates for abdominal plastic surgery are those who have not been able to budge the abdominal fat or overt hanging skin from the abdomen even after years of following diet plans and exercises. Women who have stretched abdominal muscles owing to pregnancy or weight fluctuations and genetics can go for abdominal cosmetic procedures.

Step 2: Know about different abdominal cosmetic procedures


Understanding differences between abdominal liposuction and Tummy Tuck

Abdominal LiposuctionAbdominal Liposuction is performed to recontour the abdomen by permanently removing fat deposits from abdominal area. Liposuction abdomen is done by inserting a cannula through small incisions into the abdomen. There are various techniques to remove fat from the abdomen, for instance, tumescent liposuction is a technique that allows surgery to be performed with local rather than general anaesthesia. This procedure causes less bleeding and swelling. Some other methods are – Super wet technique and Ultrasonic Liposuction. An Ultrasonic Liposuction works by liquefying fibrous tissue in difficult locations with the help of ultrasonic waves and the liquefied fat is then easily removed from abdomen. Some other liposuction procedures are - Tumescent Liposuction, Super Wet technique and VASER liposuction.

Tummy TuckAbdominoplasty or a tummy tuck surgery removes excess skin and fat deposits. As suggested by the term, a portion of loose hanging skin and fat is tucked out from the tummy to give a desired shape to the abdomen. The procedure is usually performed under general anaesthesia and takes about 3-4 hours. The surgery entails making a horizontal incision across lower abdomen and the muscles and skin separated and fat removed by liposuction. The drainage tubes are then inserted to prevent fluid accumulation.

Step 3:  Abdominal Liposuction Vs Tummy Tuck. Which procedure suits your tummy?


Abdominal liposuction is popular among both men and women with procedure becoming more popular among women. The major determining factor for abdominal liposuction is the elasticity of the skin. Since liposuction only removes excess fat without tightening the skin, the procedure can be considered by men and women who have good skin elasticity and have no issues with post-operative laxity of the abdominal skin.

Tummy Tuck on the other hand addresses skin laxity and loose abdominal muscles. A full tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and makes the abdomen taut by tightening the abdominal muscles. The procedure is a good option for those who have loose hanging skin on abdomen with tissue laxity.

Step 4: Abdominal Liposuction and Tummy Tuck together – Advantages


With 325,332 people having undergone liposuction and 149,410 tummy tuck in 2011 in USA alone, liposuction has been ranked first and tummy tuck ranked third by American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons 2011 statistics.
Tummy Tuck with liposuction abdomen together makes one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in recent times. There are many advantages of undergoing liposuction and tummy tuck at the same time. To name a few:

1.      The two cosmetic procedures in conjunction remove excess abdominal fat as well as tighten the abdominal muscles to permanently make the abdomen flat and shapely.
2.      There is lesser stress on immune system and early recovery of the patient undergoing multiple cosmetic surgeries.
3.      Reduced hospital stay
4.      The cost of tummy tuck and liposuction abdomen together becomes lesser because of one time expense on surgeon’s fee and hospital equipments.

Your plastic surgeon can determine which procedure of the two or both combined together would give you the best results.

Tummy Tuck and Liposuction in India


Tummy Tuck and Liposuction together are among the most popular makeover procedures in India. With the emerging trend of traveling abroad for cosmetic surgeries, more and more women from across the globe are undergoing mommy makeover surgery in India. Many a woman in their late 30s from both western countries such as USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Norway and African countries like Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, Sudan, South Africa choose India for their cosmetic procedures. The most common reasons for choosing India for plastic surgery are many. For instance – best of cosmetic surgeons, excellent health care facilities, latest instrumentation and cutting edge technology, low cost of cosmetic procedures in India.



IndiCure is the premiere medical tourism company that arranges for best cosmetic surgery holidays in India. IndiCure arranges cosmetic surgery procedures at some of the best hospitals and clinics in metros like Delhi, Mumbai in India. The company offers affordable and quality cosmetic surgeries in association with best cosmetic surgeons in India. To get a no obligation, free consultation for tummy tuck and liposuction cosmetic surgery in India, write to us at info@indicure.com or fill in the Inquiry form or call us at +919818462127 or +919320036777


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