Tummy tuck and liposuction are common aesthetic procedures followed to get rid of the deposited fatty tissues that can not be removed by diet and exercise. Many patients have hesitations when it comes to picking the most suitable procedure to be done. Therefore, many of them choose to combine the two effective procedures to get the optimum results. This article discusses the pros and cons of such a combination.
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The first issue that comes to the patient's mind is, if it is possible to combine two different techniques. And according to the status of each case, the medical staff can decide if that is possible or not. Nevertheless, in the case of a tummy tuck and liposuction combination, most patients can undergo both procedures safely and get the desired results. Although a tummy tuck and liposuction are different procedures, the combination of both approved high effectiveness in fat removal and change of appearance. Thus, this combination is considered to be very common in the field of cosmetic surgery.
The sequence of the combined procedure may differ from patient to patient according to the weight and health condition of each. If the patient is suffering from excessive weight, then surgeons prefer to start with liposuction and do the tummy tuck months later. If the main complaint of the patient is excessive skin and flabby muscles in the lower abdomen area, the tummy tuck as a start would be more suitable. Liposuction can be done after to ensure optimum results.
Experiencing pain differs according to the pain threshold between patients. Nevertheless, patients who experienced both procedures, a tummy tuck and liposuction, pointed out that the healing after a tummy tuck is more painful. The results are mostly due to the level of invasion in body tissues. Generally speaking, liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure compared to the tummy tuck.
As the name indicates, lipo 360 refers to the body areas in which the procedure is performed. The areas of the operation include three hundred and sixty degrees around the midsection. This means that the entire trunk region is included in the fat-removal process. When this procedure is combined with a tummy tuck it becomes super effective to get the maximum results.
The healing period for each procedure can differ according to the level of invasion and the areas involved in the procedure. Recovery after liposuction can include:
Swelling in the area of the operation, and compression helps reduce the swelling.
Bleeding at the incisions.
The patient can return to their daily life routine a couple of days after the procedure.
In the case of a tummy tuck surgery, the healing process can take a while as the procedure is much more invasive in the tissues of the body. Thus the recovery period can extend to several weeks after the procedure.
The results of any cosmetic procedure can be affected highly by the care routine after the surgery and following the medical instructions. The results of a tummy tuck and liposuction can be prolonged but can change as the weight changes. The outcomes of liposuction can present a more proportioned midsection and body shape. Nevertheless, these results can be altered easily with fat reaccumulating in different body areas with weight gain. On the other hand, the results of the tummy tuck are considered to be more permanent, in which the excess skin and tissues are also removed with fats, resulting in a more flat trunk.
The cost of the cosmetic procedure varies geographically. Medical staff experience and surgical techniques can also highly affect the expenses of the surgery. The cost of tummy tuck and lipo in Turkey is considered suitable and affordable to many patients. As the average cost of a tummy tuck and liposuction can be around 5000$. This value includes more than the expenses of the surgical procedure to involve other different services such as residence, transportation, and interpretation
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