Question by  udaipur (219)

What is the difference between liposuction and a tummy tuck?

are they just synonyms?


Answer by  superwhites (220)

though they are often performed together, a liposuction is removal of fat, but a tummy tuck is actually removal of excess skin and muscle tissue.


Answer by  penrose (235)

Liposuction is just the removal of fat cells from certain areas of your body using a small incision and suction. A tummy tuck involves the removal of loose skin and then re-stitching it. Liposuction is reserved for areas that have relatively elastic skin that doesnt require any stitching.


Answer by  Caitlin (52)

Liposuction is where they suck fat from beneath the skin, a tummy tuck is where they actually cut off excess skin and fat.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

During liposuction the doctor will use a machine to literally suck out excess fat from areas of the body. During a tummy tuck the suregon will cut off excess skin, design a new belly button and sew things back up.


Answer by  stphaniecostello87 (159)

Liposuction is the removal of excess fat from various parts of the body. A tummy tuck, or abdomnaplasty is the removal of excess skin.


Answer by  Anita27 (656)

Liposuction refers to removing fat from any part of the body, a tummy tuck involves removing excess fat from the body and removing parts of the skin to make the tummy look tight again. That means that a tummy tuck is liposuction, but liposuction is not necessarily a tummy tuck.


Answer by  Emr (698)

Liposuction is a procedure performed with a device called a cannula. It is like a large bore syringe. The doctor inserts it under the skin and sucks out subcutaneous fat and some fluids. A tummy tuck involves surgically removing skin, in some ways like a face lift.

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