Tummy Tuck Vs Stomach Liposuction: What Gives You a Better Physique?

Perfectly toned abs is an ideal form for a lot of men and women, but is hardly attainable for most. Exercise is always a healthy option, however, it may not give everyone the result they are looking for. This is why some people go for more drastic measures like surgery. A tummy tuck and an abdominal liposuction are two good options, but the question is which among the two is a better solution?

The battle of the bulge

Why is there such a thing as unrelenting fats? It can be really annoying when all your hours at the gym can’t seem to get those very few remnants of muffin top, or it still leaves you with that unattractive little bulge on the knee. What is even worse is when the extra pounds keep you lazy. So now you go for a more radical move through surgery.

Going under the knife may not be the safest, but it can be very reliable. Of course, there are certain risks involved when you aim to get the dramatic effect that these procedures create, but the practice has far improved over the years.

With the abdomen being the most common problem area, there are two popular cosmetic surgeries available for that annoying belly bulge problem. These are tummy tuck and stomach liposuction. So the question now is, which among the two is a better solution?

Tummy Tuck

If you are just tired of those muffin tops and stretchmarks, and you just aim to get more sculpted in the abdominal area, then you are definitely right on the money with this procedure.

tummy tuck is medically known as an abdominoplasty. It is a procedure that keeps your abdomen flat and sculpted by removing the excess fats and skin. This is even one of the most requested surgical procedure during mommy makeovers, however, men are also getting on the movement too.


Going under the knife

This procedure is definitely invasive as it involves a long incision that goes from one pelvic bone to another. It is done as such because this allows the surgeon to visualize the fat tissues better and work on the abdominal muscles, since these eventually separate when you accumulate all that weight in your midsection. The surgeon fixes this by suturing the muscles together to further create the trimmed and tight look, right after the fat tissues are excised.

Excess skin, especially among those who lost a significant amount of weight, will also be removed. In the process, those areas that are showing stretchmarks are also taken care of. So the skin that remains are stretched and sutured back. What is interesting is that the surgeon would have create another belly button.

The risks

Like any other procedures, a tummy tuck also comes with certain risks. Infection, bleeding, scars, and delayed wound healing are just some of the potential problems. The good thing is that these can be avoided with the right technique, and also if you take the effort of looking for a certified doctor with a good breadth of experience.

The benefits

Aside from the obvious fact that it trims and flattens your stomach, a tummy tuck can also tighten weak muscles. Since weak abdominal muscles is associated with lordosis, or a sway back, a tummy tuck can help you achieve better posture. Many patients noticed an improvement in their posture after the muscles supporting their spine has been tightened, which also relieves back pain problems.

It is not a weight loss solution, but along the way you can lose a significant amount of fat. A typical procedure can remove as much as 10 pounds of stomach fat.

The medical and cosmetic benefits of a tummy tuck certainly made it very appealing to most people. However, it is not as easy as it sounds. Patients should understand that it is still a major operation which often takes about four to five hours under general anesthesia. This is why interested individuals should do their homework before finally signing on the dotted line, because preparation is key to the achieve desired results.

Stomach Liposuction

Liposuction is a less invasive procedure compared to a tummy tuck, but it is only able to remove the excess fats in the area. However, there are certain factors that can affect the success of an abdominal liposuction which includes, the amount of fat, history of weight gain, weight loss, age, sex, and history of pregnancy.

The procedure

Only a small incision is needed for a liposuction procedure, and it is placed at a strategic location so that any scarring is well hidden. The device has a long and thin cannula which is hollowed in the middle, and attached to a suction machine.

Many surgeons claim that a tumescent liposuction is the safest way to perform this procedure. This involves the introduction of a liquid solution which contains anesthesia to large volumes of fat. It can be done while the patient is awake, and it prevents the risks associated with general anesthesia.


There are also some complications to this procedure, and two of those that are unique to tumescent liposuction include lidocaine toxicity and fluid accumulation. The wrong technique may also result in a lumpy appearance as a result of excessive fat removal. Yes, taking out too much is not a good technique also. This is why it is very important to only trust surgeons who are certified and experienced.


Liposuction is excellent for permanent fat removal as it also dramatically improves a person’s shape and silhouette particularly in the stomach area. It is definitely much safer and it also heals faster.

Tummy Tuck or Stomach Liposuction

Cosmetic surgeons wouldn’t even put these two at odds with each other, but rather they consider these to be complementary treatments. Experts often advise patients to go for the less invasive treatment first which is liposuction, before going for a tummy tuck which can help sort out excess skin.

A consultation is the perfect avenue to know which approach is best for you, or how these two can work in your favor. These two have their own benefits, but together, these create a more dramatic improvement and a better silhouette.

If you have more questions, come to the Dr. Daood Clinic today. We would be more than happy to help you understand the process behind a surgical enhancements to the abdomen.Schedule a consult and we will be more than happy to accommodate and attend to your concerns.