Liposuction vs Abdominoplasty – What are their differences?

Following multiple pregnancies, most women experience major changes in the abdominal region. The majority of these changes manifest under the umbilicus (belly button).

The abdominal skin and the muscle layer present localized looseness, and the result is stretch marks.

Most of these stretch marks are usually found between the pubic area and the belly button. The loosening of the hard layer is called abdominal muscles layer fascia.

These are the localized results of looseness and constitute a very common manifestation on the belly after a pregnancy. Furthermore, most women present some excess fat percentage in the abdominal and hip areas. A tummy tuck deals with each of the problematic areas in the abdomen following pregnancy.

Any excess skin is removed with most, if not all, stretch marks. The abdominal muscle/fascia is tightened with stitches, in order to restore an outline that flatters the abdomen and features your waist.

In addition, along with liposuction, an abdominoplasty is performed in 90-95% of the cases to improve the look of the hips or to better define the area above the belly button.

On the contrary, liposuction can only remove excessive fat. It cannot help you with loosen muscles-fascia and thus, persistent projections will remain in the lower abdomen.

Furthermore, the skin should be stretched to adjust to the new bodyline after liposuction, and this loose skin (loosen due to pregnancy) cannot spontaneously resolve, and it will not be compatible to the same extent as it will be after abdominoplasty.

In general, after two pregnancies, it better for women to have an abdominoplasty rather than a liposuction.

Nevertheless, your doctor should examine your age, your overall skin appearance and your skin appearance under the abdomen, in order to help you reach your final decision.



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