Tummy tuck, liposuction and weight loss; what’s their relationship?

August 3, 2019 by dubailipo0

Nine out of ten people wished they could maintain a better, well-contoured body (Save for the one who doesn’t know what they really want). Sit-ups and crunches might not always give you the proverbial six-pack abs which you so much desire. Should this happen to you, do not get discouraged. The problem is not you, nor is it the way you are exercising. The biggest culprit in such cases is the excess skin and stubborn fatty tissues in your body. If that is the issue, you should turn your focus on getting a tummy tuck in Dubai. 

These procedures can help you achieve a shapelier contour, but they are more often confused with a Gastric Bypass. A Gastric Bypass is a procedure used to help patients lose weight. This process done by making the stomach appear smaller. A tummy tuck and liposuction procedure, on the other hand, concern themselves with getting rid of excessive skin and fatty deposits after a weight loss program. 

Both tummy tucks and liposuction will help you achieve a well-contoured body. However, they each serve a different purpose.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure which is used to remove the extra skin and fat. It also works to tighten the muscles in the abdomen, enabling you to achieve a flatter stomach. There are different types of tummy tucks in Dubai, which, according to one’s needs, can be provided.

Liposuction

A svelte contour is part of the package you stand to benefit from when you get a liposuction procedure. The key difference between this and tummy tucks is that it is strictly for the elimination of fats. The stubborn fat which will not budge, regardless of the exercising you take part in is removed through this process.

How Much Weight Should You Lose?

Whether you go for a full or mini tummy tuck, you will have to first lose some weight. In fact,  cosmetic surgeons in Dubai would advise that you wait at least six months after losing a significant amount of weight before opting to undergo treatment. 

Doing so will help maintain a stable baseline level for optimum results to be achieved. While many people might not be aware of this, the amount of weight you lose before getting a tummy tuck is directly proportional to the results you will receive.

It is now clear that a tummy tuck or liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment. It only works to eliminate excess skin and fat. Without the extra skin to work with, then you should not expect to see any significant results.

A post-bariatric patient can lose more weight as they typically have more skin on them. Such patients stand to lose at least 10 pounds following a tummy tuck procedure. Those who go for a tummy tuck after pregnancy or due to aging will also stand to lose more weight.

While deciding on how much weight you should lose, your BMI should come in handy. You age, height, and body frame have a significant impact on how much weight you ought to lose before getting a tummy tuck or liposuction in Dubai

Patients who undergo a full tummy tuck will have increased chances of getting more skin eliminated. Supplementary liposuction is often advised to be done after a tummy tuck to further sculpture and contour your body. You might expect to lose some weight afterward, but how your clothes fit in after that should be more evident. 

The procedures might not result in immediate loss of weight but will make future weight loss methods more effective. This is attributed to the mobility you stand to get with excess skin gone.

Your Weight after a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction

Liposuction permanently eliminates fat cells from the treated area. The cells that were removed during the procedure will not come back. However, if the patient adds a significant amount of weight, even after the procedure, new fat cells may develop in other parts of the body. If the body weight is maintained or drops, the fat will not come back to the body. 

Ideally, fat cells will not accumulate in the treated areas. This means that should you gain weight after the procedure, the results of the surgery will still be visible in the treated areas. The fat will, however, become accumulated in other parts of the body with the treated areas accumulating less to no fat at all. 

Maintaining Your Tummy Tuck Results

Taking care of your body after a tummy tuck or liposuction is a vital aspect. You might expect a slight weight gain after the surgery due to the swelling and presence of excess fluids. This should all return to normalcy after four to six weeks.

Compression garments which should be worn at all times after the surgery will be provided to you by the surgeon. Failure to use them can result in infections and longer recovery times. With a little maintenance, you can enjoy the lasting results of a tummy tuck procedure. 

Here are a few simple steps which you can follow for you to enjoy the results for many years to come;

  • Maintain a consistent weight

You must watch your weight and avoid large fluctuations – both up and down. Following a strict diet can help you achieve this. Weight gain is very easy when you start overeating. Your calorie intake should be optimal.

  • Exercise regularly

Regular exercises will not only boost your results but will also help you lead a healthy lifestyle.

  • Avoid future pregnancies

Having a pregnancy in the future is very safe after a tummy tuck surgery. However, it might reverse the results of the procedure. You should get a tummy tuck only when you do not plan on getting pregnant again.

Get Your Flat Tummy Back

Getting your flat tummy back is now easier. Get in touch with our highly-experienced tummy tuck surgeons in Dubai and get the best services at the best rates in town.


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