Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck

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Liposuction in Dubai

It’s no mean feat to have a fit and fab body in this day and age. With the not so healthy diets and ridiculously busy schedules, people end up putting unwanted pounds of weight and gain unwanted flab. Going to the gym and indulging in diets usually have little effect on the bulging bellies.

Fats are naturally present in just about all parts of the body and their excess adversely affects the shape of the body. The appearance of the area most affected by fat is the abdomen. It has the most stubborn fat and is, by now means, easy to remove.

The advanced fat removal techniques such as liposuction and tummy tuck can help in getting rid of the stubborn fat from the abdominal region. Let’s dig a little further and learn more about both these options.


Liposuction is a famous surgical treatment for body fat removal. It is typically used to get rid of stubborn localized fat in different parts of the body including the tummy. The procedure itself is not very complicated.

It starts with administration of local or general anaesthesia, depending on the individual case. The surgeon then marks the treatment site and makes small incisions. The cannula is inserted under the skin through these incisions. The cannula is moved back and forth to loosen fat which is then sucked out of the body through a suction mechanism. Typically, no more than five liters of fat are removed in a single liposuction session.

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Tummy Tuck

The tummy tuck treatment also referred to as abdominoplasty, is another surgical treatment that removes unwanted fat and excessive skin from the abdomen area. It also helps in tightening the abdomen muscles, making the tummy looking firmer and flatter. As the name suggests, it is focused on treating the abdominal region.

The procedure starts with the administration of general anaesthesia. In some cases, a local anaesthesia may also be used. The doctor marks the treatment site and makes incisions. It is followed by the removal of extra fat, tissue, and skin, and tightening of muscles. The muscle tightening can typically be done in the endoscopic abdominoplasty.

Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck

Both are surgical treatments and often used interchangeably. A tummy tuck is ideal for people with loose skin and excess fat, based mostly in the abdominal region. Liposuction, meanwhile, is effective on the tummy as well as other areas where localized fat may be present and hard to remove through exercise. Liposuction is also less invasive compared to the tummy tuck and has lesser downtime.

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The Bottom Line

At the end of the day, you should discuss both options with your surgeon and see which one suits you more. A tummy tuck is a good option for someone focusing on the abdominal region only while liposuction can be used in other areas of the body as well. There are, however, times when a surgeon may use both of these treatments, one after the other, to achieve the desired outcome.

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