Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck Recovery
In recent studies, patients reported high levels of satisfaction following liposuction. Patients were also very satisfied with tummy tuck results. While both of these procedures improve body contours and the profile of your physique, each accomplishes slightly different cosmetic goals and requires different recovery periods.
Liposuction removes isolated pockets of fat from various areas of your body. In a study published in this month’s issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, liposuction patients reported an average of six days off from work following their procedure and an average pain score of 6 out of 10.
Tummy tucks remove any excess tissue hanging around the midriff area. In the same study, patients who received a tummy tuck took an average of 16 days off from work, and reported an average pain score of 7.5 out of 10.
At the Cosmetic Surgical Center, plastic surgeon Dr. Vasdev Rai often suggests combining liposuction with a tummy tuck for the most favorable cosmetic results. Combining the two should not extend your recovery beyond 16 days.
If you live in Dallas or Fort Worth, Texas, and are interested in a tummy tuck, liposuction or another cosmetic procedure, please contact the Cosmetic Surgical Center to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vasdev Rai.
Dr. Vasdev Rai
Dr. Vasdev Rai has performed more than 25,000 cosmetic surgeries over his more than 30 years in practice as a Dallas plastic surgeon. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who was first certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1983. Learn More...
Dr. Surjit Rai
Dr. Surjit Rai was born and raised in Plano, Texas. Being the son of a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rai had the unique opportunity to see first-hand the impact a plastic surgeon can have. He knew at a young age that he would dedicate his life and academic career towards the goal of becoming a plastic surgeon. Learn More...