Would you rather have a tummy tuck or liposuction?

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  1. KKarrington profile image61
    KKarringtonposted 13 years ago


    Liposuction is a surgical technique that is designed to shape and improve the appearance of particular parts of the body. It removes fat through a combination of fat aspiration, cutting of skin, and tightening of overlying muscles and skin. With the use of a stainless steel machine called a cannula, the fat deposits are removed from the body safely. Liposuction will significantly reduce fat, bringing you closer t your ideal weight.

    Abdominoplasty, or what is generally known as tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess skin, fat and abdominal tissues. In most cases, it also restores weakened or separated muscles that will return the abdomen to a smoother and firmer appearance.

    Which would you rather have?

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      Deborah Sextonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Liposuction with the Cannula is not as safe as you may think.
      The patient is put under by general anesthesia and while they are asleep the instrument (with great force) is pushed in and out of the abdomen sucking out fat.
      There have been cases where the Cannula has pierced the abdomen and punctured the intestines. When this occurs the feces goes into the abdominal cavity which can kill the patient if not detected and repaired.

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      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      neither. i won't let anyone take a scalpel to me unless it is for some lifesaving operation. and that liposuction? omg...that procedure looks horrible. no thank you!

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    Crazdwriterposted 13 years ago

    Neither thank you...I'm happy the way I am and if I want to lose weight I'll do it with exercise and dieting...no surgery for me..only ssurgery I would get would be for my back

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    Justine76posted 13 years ago

    self confidence, no matter what. thats what i want.

  4. kezan98 profile image60
    kezan98posted 13 years ago

    Personally I can't ever see myself having a tummy tuck or liposuction but my weight isn't a current issue for me.  But if I was overweight and self conscious then I might have a different view.

  5. Clara Ghomes profile image60
    Clara Ghomesposted 13 years ago

    liposuction is not a good idea betetr goon a diet plan combined with regular exercises..

  6. prettydarkhorse profile image56
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    I am skinny, 98 lbs, I want some fat

    1. caravalhophoto profile image60
      caravalhophotoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      beeeaaatchh--just kidding prettydarkhorse...okay no I'm not.  lol

      no surgery for me...would rather get out and do some hiking, swimming or climbing to get rid of the cellulite and after 2 kids, the tummy will never be "tight" again and when summer is here...I do tend to get a little beer belly.baby keg...& I'm proud of that..I lose it before the holidays come around...then I put it on again...then I take it off...I just enjoy beer and food and chocolate...

    2. TheGlassSpider profile image64
      TheGlassSpiderposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent, you can have my fat. We'll invent a "fat transplant." smile

  7. fishtiger58 profile image68
    fishtiger58posted 13 years ago

    I have lost 31 pounds dieting and exercising in the past year. Think I will stick with that. Don't care for that surgery thingy.

  8. thelaserman profile image61
    thelasermanposted 13 years ago

    What about smartlipo? It's a lot less invasive than liposuction or a tummy tuck! http://www.mysmartlipo.com

  9. fiona_33 profile image59
    fiona_33posted 13 years ago

    The best results come when both procedures are perfomed. But if i had to choose just one, i would go for ultrashape rather than lipo as it's less invasive.

  10. taganisted profile image61
    taganistedposted 13 years ago

    I probably wouldn't have either myself, but to answer the question I'd rathr have the tummy tuck. My stomach is my main 'problem area' since having my daughter.

  11. Lisa HW profile image62
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    None of the above.  I don't want any procedures unless they're going to save my life.   smile

    I read an article by a pretty well known fitness instructor (although he's not well known enough for me to remember his name).  He talked about how people say they have "loose skin" or fat that "won't come off", and he noted that people in concentration camps didn't have stubborn fat or "loose skin".  He said how if you pull back the skin on the back of your hand you'll see that skin is tissue-paper thin, and "loose skin" is really just more fat that was left after stopping losing weight too soon.  He acknowledged that it can be more stubborn in going away.

    I didn't know whether to believe what this guy said or not until my daughter brought home a cat that had been previously extremely overweight and that had a disturbing and creepy-looking amount of "loose skin" to the point she looked like she'd just twenty kittens.  The months wore on, and I just thought the cat would forever look like she had "an issue".

    Today she's slender and doesn't look like she was overweight.  My son saw her after not seeing her for awhile and said, "Wow.  She looks just like a normal cat now."  So now I've seen first-hand that what the fitness guy said was apparently true - which, to me, makes having any potentially risky procedures really just the "lazy person's way out".

    I just think if people have a major or minor "issue" they should either work on it with diet and exercise or else cover it up and live with it.  I don't really see a sensible place for procedures.

  12. prettydarkhorse profile image56
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    just sit ups will do, I am apprehensive about the procedures here.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Sit ups affect the muscles but can not reduce fat cells..nor loose skin.

      Fat cells don't multiply, they grow larger then shrink when weight is reduced. Once fat cells are removed they never come back.

      Loose skin is caused by losing weight too quickly. When losing weight a tight band should be worn around targeted areas to help the skin reduce along with the fat.

      1. donotfear profile image83
        donotfearposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Sit-ups and strength training won't work on my lower abdomen muscles due to 2 vertical incision C-sections. I do strength training 3 times a week. Stomach is only area that stays loose.

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          Deborah Sextonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          I agree..if muscles are messed up it is hard to strengthen them.

          1. donotfear profile image83
            donotfearposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            No kidding....they were sliced in half both times. They give the 'bikini cut' now, traditionally. My surgeries were in 1978 and 1982...not done as much. I am happy with my body image, for the most part.

        2. Hokey profile image60
          Hokeyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Try Yoga!!  I love it!  smile

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    ralwusposted 13 years ago

    sometimes i am amazed at the topics i find here, but not this time. i am discombobulated

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image92
      Rochelle Frankposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You probably need a recombobulation procedure.

  14. donotfear profile image83
    donotfearposted 13 years ago

    TUMMY TUCK!!!!  Here I come, if I could afford it. I'd be a good candidate for it since I've had 2 C-sections that were performed using the old vertical incision on the abdomen. This destroyed the muscles in my stomach and healed back uneven. One side pooches out more. I'm unable to get any muscle tone there. I wish I could afford the procedure.

  15. Hokey profile image60
    Hokeyposted 13 years ago

    I don't need either but if I was overweight I wouldn't have either.

  16. Rochelle Frank profile image92
    Rochelle Frankposted 13 years ago

    The OP was probably hoping for more positive responses since he/or/she was trying to bring a little attention to the subject of his/or/her hub.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Well no links were posted and no mention of the hub so I guess it's OK then! Right?...Right.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image92
        Rochelle Frankposted 13 years agoin reply to this


  17. Patiopursuit profile image60
    Patiopursuitposted 13 years ago

    none, just exercise

  18. kmackey32 profile image64
    kmackey32posted 13 years ago

    NONE, kinda scarry if ya think about it....

  19. Miss Chriss profile image59
    Miss Chrissposted 13 years ago

    I'd rather work it all off.

  20. Black Lilly profile image61
    Black Lillyposted 13 years ago

    I would rather have a holiday.
    And spend it in the gym wink

  21. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 13 years ago

    I don't need a tummy tuck or liopsuction, but if I did, given the option, I'm not so sure I'd go for either one. 

    I find it sad that people can't be happy with themselves these days because of so much media hype about looking perfect and when mags photoshop the bodies of already super thin models to the extent that their heads are wider then their waistlines.

    I'm sick of being told how imperfect we all are.  I think we should just rebel against the whole beauty and cosmetic surgery industry and say... screw you guys, I'm way OK just the way I am.


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