Differences between abdominoplasty and liposuction

Currently, different types of aesthetic procedures have been created that adapt to the needs of the patient, which is incredible. However, it is possible that people get confused between one and the other.

In the case of surgical treatments to reduce sizes in the abdominal area and shape the figure, there are 2 procedures that stand out, which are: Liposuction and Abdominoplasty. 

If you are considering having a treatment to reduce and shape your abdomen, stay. Today we will be talking about the most popular abdominal procedures, to determine the differences between abdominoplasty and liposuction, so that you can choose the most convenient one for you.

What is abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty It is a surgical procedure that treats the abdominal wall area.

During the application of this surgery, excess fat and skin in the middle and lower abdomen area is removed, at the same time the muscles of the abdominal wall are strengthened and repositioned.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction It is a surgical procedure where only the adipose tissue or localized fat found around the abdominal area is removed. 

That is to say, through the liposuction procedure, external fat from the abdomen is eradicated, but in the event that the patient has fat around the intestines, a diet and exercise routine that promote the elimination of intestinal adipose tissue should be indicated.

Differences between abdominoplasty and liposuction

The differences between abdominoplasty and liposuction lies in the nature or objective of the procedure itself.

On the one hand, there is liposuction, a surgery whose main objective is the elimination of adipose tissue and that can be applied to different areas of the body, not only the abdomen.

So that, liposuction It is ideal for extracting fat from the body found in localized areas such as the abdomen, legs, buttocks, arms, knees, thighs or ankles. It is ideal for areas that are sometimes impossible to eliminate with diet and exercise routines.

Liposuction is also known as liposculpture, since the professional in charge not only extracts adipose tissue from certain areas of the body, but also relocates that fat to shape the patient’s figure, according to previously established preferences. Due to this, the intervention time can be between 1 to 4 hours.

It is not a treatment against obesity, but to shape the body after eliminating fat in accumulated areas. To perform it, a tool called a cannula is used, which is attached to a suction machine that aspirates the adipose tissue.

This treatment does not treat sagging skin, so if you have lax skin, it will not be solved with liposuction. As for scars, this surgery does not leave any evidence of the surgery on the patient’s skin.

On the other hand, abdominoplasty It is a procedure that is applied specifically to the abdominal area, in order to return the firmness and strength that is lost over time, either due to pregnancy or sudden weight loss.

Unlike liposuction, abdominoplasty is a much more complex procedure that uses advanced technologies, since the professional will not only be responsible for eliminating the fat accumulated in the abdomen but also the weakened skin and excess of it, as well. form, the muscles involved were worked, giving a smoother appearance. 

The intervention lasts between 2 to 4 hours, during which time the professional makes the incision in the upper part of the belly, through which he will perform the procedures corresponding to the treatment. 

As for scars, it leaves a slight sign of the incision made, however it turns out to be totally imperceptible given the strategic area in which it is applied.

Nowadays, depending on the case and the recommendations of the cosmetic surgeon, both surgeries can be performed, in order to obtain excellent and longer-lasting results.