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We hope you enjoyed reading our latest blog about Breast Implants or Breast Uplift or Both? which aimed to answer the most common questions about implants and breast uplift in a simple and informative way! If you missed it and want to have a look at it, don’t worry, you can read it here.
And it is another day and here we are to answer another frequently asked question:
Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?
No wonder, this is one of the most common questions asked by people who desire to have a flat stomach but who are also confused about the options available. And if you are one of those people, then this article is for you!
We will try to answer some questions below. And again, we promise that it will be simple and accurate and hopefully help you make an informed decision if you are planning to make one soon!
Are you ready? Let’s get started!
Are liposuction and tummy tuck the same?
Not really! The aim for both might be the same: to flatten the abdomen area to give your belly a firmer look. But…! Although both liposuction and tummy tuck are performed to enhance the appearance of your belly (abdomen), they are two different cosmetic procedures.
Tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is performed to remove excess skin from your tummy. It tightens the muscles underneath your abdomen to give your stomach a firmer look. This is simply what a tummy tuck is, need more info? Then, check our Tummy Tuck in Turkey page.
Liposuction, also known as fat removal or lipo, is performed to remove unwanted fat from your tummy as well as other body areas such as buttocks, arms, waist, chin, and thighs. And of course, there is more info on lipo, too if you want to learn more visit Liposuction in Turkey page:
In short, unlike a tummy tuck, liposuction can be performed on body parts other than your belly but just to remove fat. Liposuction is not used to get rid of excess skin.
Is Lipo or Tummy Tuck better?
Although this is one of the most common questions, we should say one is no better than the other. The important thing here is to choose the treatment that is right for you which we will answer in detail below.
Who is a good candidate for Liposuction or Tummy Tuck?
Generally, you would be a good candidate for a lipo or tummy tuck or both if your BMI (Body Mass Index) is lower than 30.
Do you not know your BMI? Don’t worry, have a quick calculation here.
Am I a good candidate for liposuction?
You are a good candidate for liposuction if you have unwanted fat on your body which does not go away no matter how hard you work out and follow a healthy diet. Thanks to liposuction, you can get rid of your stubborn fat. Does not matter where it locates, the fat can be removed from your belly, hips, buttocks, arms, waist, chin or thighs.
The key thing here is not to treat liposuction as a ‘weight-loss tool’ because it is not! And after liposuction, you need to continue having a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and healthy eating to maintain the results of liposuction.
Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck?
You are a good candidate for a tummy tuck if you have been maintaining a healthy weight for a while but are still suffering from excessive or loose skin. This might be due to previous weight loss or pregnancy. Tummy tuck gives your abdomen area a firmer look by removing the excess skin and tightening the slack muscles.
The key thing here is to know that although there may be some exceptions, tummy tuck is a procedure that is advised to be done once. Because after the first one, there may not be enough skin to perform a second surgery.
Are you a mum who has given birth recently and is not comfortable with your excess skin due to pregnancy? Are you thinking of a tummy tuck?
Then, our experienced contracted surgeon Dr Gurel has some advice for you:
“It is better to wait for between 6 to 12 months after your pregnancy to have a tummy tuck! You need to be in your ideal weight for at least 6 months. And please decide to have a tummy tuck if you do not plan any future pregnancies. Because if you get pregnant after a tummy tuck, then you will have more belly cracks due to lack of skin which unfortunately will be difficult to get rid of” says Dr Gurel.
So, it is better to postpone your tummy tuck if you are:
- planning on pregnancies in the future
- still trying to lose weight
Do I need a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction or Both?
Do you have unwanted fat on your body and excess skin on your stomach? Do you want to be free from both? Then, you need to undergo liposuction and tummy tuck!
If the only thing that bothers you is some stubborn fat on your body, you can benefit from liposuction only. Or if you are only bothered about some loose skin and need a ‘magic touch’ to flatten your stomach, then tummy tuck only would help!
But in the end, your surgeon should be the one to advise on that. So, we recommend a consultation.
Yes, we save the most important question for the last:
What are the cost of liposuction and tummy tuck?
If you have been a loyal follower of us, you would know by now that Turkey offers high-quality plastic surgery treatments for affordable costs because of the lower labour and running costs. This is the same for liposuction and tummy tuck in Turkey.
Let’s look at the costs separately first:
Liposuction cost in Turkey varies depending on the number of body areas to be treated. The price is not given based on the amount of fat to be removed but the number of body areas. But we could say the liposuction prices in Turkey are starting from -hang on to your hat- £1950. Yes, as low as £1950!
What about a tummy tuck? A tummy tuck cost in Turkey is also very affordable compared to the ones in the UK. The prices start from £2150. These prices are ‘all-inclusive’ meaning that they include multilingual patient host, accommodation and transfer fees as well as the operation/surgery fee. Amazing, isn’t it?
Are you planning to have a combined surgery of lipo and tummy tuck, the starting price would be around £3750, again all-inclusive and which is almost half of the price offered in the UK!
We hope you enjoyed reading and found the answers you were looking for! If you still have questions, please leave them as a comment below, we will answer straight away.