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Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction

Patients are often confused about whether they are in need of liposuction or Tummy Tuck. Generally speaking, the distinction is quite simple.

Patients who are young with good skin tone and no history of rapid and/or extensive weight loss and no history of pregnancy are usually very candidates for liposuction.

How Long Does it Take to Recover From Liposuction?

Liposuction is one of the least invasive cosmetic surgeries, but you will still need to set aside a reasonable amount of downtime to fully recover from the procedure. Pain and discomfort can vary greatly depending on the extent of your procedure, your body's healing rate, and your own tolerance levels for discomfort. However, most patients only need to use pain medication for the first few days of liposuction recovery.

Does fat recur from areas that were liposuctioned?

One of the biggest concerns that people have when they undergo liposuction surgery is if their troublesome fat comes back after liposuction. It is difficult to anticipate going through the surgery with the recovery required if there is potential that the fat can come back. However, this is often not the case. With a good surgeon, liposuction removes fat cells which are resistant to diet and exercise. Since these cells do not exist in the body anymore, weight gain will simply accumulate in areas that were not treated by liposuction.