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Following weight loss and/or pregnancy the abdominal skin has been stretched creating excess skin, often with stretch marks. The Abdominal muscle is also usually stretched leaving a space between the muscles, often referred to as diastasis recti.
Many women suffer from large pendulous breasts. These are usually associated with neck, back and should pain as well as painful shoulder groove indentations and rashes underneath the breasts.
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.
If you have been researching liposuction on the internet, chances are you've come across articles explaining the different types of liposuction procedures available. The version we offer in our New York City plastic surgery practice is tumescent liposuction.
Losing weight is supposed to make you look healthier while boosting your self-confidence. If you lose a great deal of weight, however, you may find that your belly, thighs, buttocks, and other areas of your body now have loose skin that wasn't there before. Needless to say, this isn't the look you were hoping for.
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.
Gynecomastia is a condition where the male breast tissue becomes enlarged. Over half of adolescent boys have some form of gynecomastia during puberty, but in 75% of cases, it resolves within two years. Men who still experience gynecomastia in adulthood may struggle with low self-esteem and a compromised self-image.
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.