The amount of loose skin is the deciding factor. After a dramatic weight gain-and-loss (pregnancy), tummy tuck will be the only way to rid you off the loose skin in your abdomen. Liposuction is only for fat loss and will not do much to the skin in terms of aesthetic improvement. In fact, if you already have loose skin, it might even exacerbate the condition, because lipo-suction is the suction of fat, the skin will remain and may overhand even more.
Tummy tuck is a more complicated surgical procedure than liposuction. In liposuction a thin, hollow tube (cannula) is inserted into the body, and fat is “sucked out.” This leaves minimal scarring and recovery is very fast. With tummy tuck, a larger incision is necessary, in order to expose the abdominal wall and remove fat. Abdominal muscles may need to be sutured together after the surgery, which may require complete quiet and prolonged healing. Anything like extending your arms or undergoing even light exercise within 4-6 weeks after a tummy tuck is guaranteed to cause complications and is therefore against Dr.Fisher’s strict directive.
COST: Depending on the extent and area, the cost of liposuction is from $3,500-7,000 and more. The average cost of a tummy tuck is about twice as much, simply because a tummy tuck is more complicated, requires more surgical expertise and also entails a higher risk of complications, for which you are paying.
EXPERIENCE is crucial and you need a surgeon with 20+ years of experience in the field to do the job really well. Do not hesitate to ask about the physician’s experience and expertise.