To get a flat stomach, there are a couple of procedures available in the field of plastic surgery depending on your morphology. Excess fat is often located in around the waist for women, because of pregnancies and weight loss plans. Liposuction can easily remove fat in that area. In case of muscle and skin laxity in the stomach area, a tummy tuck is probably better suited to remove tissue excess and tighten the abdominal wall.
When is liposuction best suited for a flat stomach ?
Because of pregnancy, sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise, the body can accumulate fat in certain areas, which can be a problem when disproportions become clearly noticeable. Areas where fat is stored in excess tend to retain fat in spite of diets and regular exercise. This is why a lot of patients with a normal weight request a liposuction procedure, to complete their weight loss efforts or simply get rid of body contours imperfections. Local anesthesia can be used for patients presenting with small sized fat deposits in very specific and limited areas. On the other hand, general anesthesia is better suited when large amounts of fat are to be removed.
When is tummy tuck best suited ?
Tummy tuck can be beneficial for men and women. Women can get a flatter stomach through this procedure when pregnancy, dieting or menopausal hormonal changes have affected body contours, skin and / or muscle tension. While exercise can restore muscle tone, it has no effect on stretched skin. The only way to remove excess skin causing the flabby appearance of the lower stomach is a skin removal procedure. The tummy tuck surgery is designed to address the main issues causing the abdominal wall to protrude and the skin to sag :
- Separated or lax abdominal muscles are tightened with sutures.
- Excess skin is removed and sutures restore normal skin tension.
- Minor fat deposits can directly be removed if necessary. Liposuction is often combined to the procedure to remove larger amounts of fat cells.