What Is The Difference Between Liposuction & A Tummy Tuck in Toronto?

Are you confused about liposuction versus tummy tucks? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. These two cosmetic procedure terms are all over the internet and sometimes used interchangeably, so it can be hard for potential patients to research the best option for them. In Toronto, tummy tuck surgery is one of the most popular ways to dramatically reshape the midsection. It’s also referred to as abdominoplasty. While liposuction and abdominoplasty often go hand in hand, you may be surprised by some of their differences. It’s essential to know what each procedure does so you can pinpoint just what you need.

Liposuction Is A Spot-Treatment

A method of surgical fat removal which sucks fat out of the body through a thin tube is called liposuction. It can’t remove intraabdominal fat which is found deep inside, around your organs. It is, however, handy for spot-removal of stubborn fat pocket areas such as the outer thighs, love handles or abdomen.  Many people mistakenly believe that liposuction can significantly decrease the size of a person.It’s not designed as a weight loss tool but to help smooth body contours and remove persistent fat from those areas that just won’t budge through exercise alone. A bonus of liposuction is that only small incision holes result, and they heal up nearly invisibly in most cases. There are some limitations where skin quality is concerned though. Unfortunately, skin with poor elasticity and tone doesn’t tend to retract nicely after liposuction, and for some people, this will not be the most attractive option.

Tummy Tucks Tighten Too

Along with some fat removal, a tummy tuck in Toronto removes redundant skin and allows for strengthening of abdominal muscles. When women have carried one or more pregnancies, or if either sex loses significant weight, the result is often lax, sagging skin that doesn’t retract on its own over time.Also, if the rectus abdominus muscles have been stretched apart for nine months, what’s known as diastasis rectus often develops, and this means a soft, protruding abdominal wall that won’t flatten out again no matter how many crunches a person does. The only way to effectively and permanently correct a diastasis rectus is through abdominoplasty surgery. Likewise, removing fat alone won’t restore the tight, smooth belly appearance if the skin is loose.

Book Your Consultation To Be Certain

Sometimes, it’s tricky to understand just what you’re dealing with until you see a plastic surgeon in person for a consultation. During your first meeting, the surgeon will examine you, assess your skin and let you know if you have muscle separation. You’ll be able to share your goals, and removal of skin, belly button reconstruction and liposuction can all be discussed. Remember, you can add liposuction to a tummy tuck in Toronto, but liposuction alone will not tighten muscles or skin.We welcome you to contact Edelstein Cosmetic and learn more about your body reshaping options today. We’ll be happy to help you take the next steps and feel fabulous about how you look again.




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