Liposuction is the procedure where fat is suctioned out of areas that accumulate excessive and undesirable amounts of fat. The principle of the technique is quite straight forward. A hollow stainless steel tube, also known as a cannula, is connected to a suction machine. The cannula is inserted into the fatty deposits with a push in and pull back motion. Each time the cannula goes in and out a small amount of fat is extracted. The larger the caliber of the cannula the more volume of fat is suctioned. Liposuction will not address skin laxity nor will it remove any loose skin.
Tummy Tuck is the procedure when excess sagging tummy skin is removed and weak abdominal muscles are tightened. The end result is a flat tummy with tight skin. Tummy Tuck does not address excess fat build up. Fat has to be removed by liposuction. When one gains weight, fat is deposited not only under the skin but also internally behind the abdominal wall inside the abdominal cavity.
Neither tummy tuck nor liposuction addresses the increased fat inside the abdomen. The intra-abdominal fat can only be improved with proper dieting and exercises.
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