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Tummy Tuck and Liposuction

Tummy tuck and liposuction is a method where the surgeon removes fatty tissue with a powerful vacuum from unwanted fat. Notably, this is often combined with a surgical tummy tuck. It is important to realize that pregnancy is a time in every woman’s life, where the body changes drastically. It is normal to gain weight during pregnancy, though the amount will often vary for many women. That is to say that as the pregnancy progresses, the baby will take nourishment from the mother’s body. With this in mind, following a pregnancy the woman is often left with some excess fat around the abdominal wall.

Abdominal liposuction

For one thing, abdominal liposuction has become a very popular way for women to get rid of the excessive fatty deposits. It must be remembered, this cosmetic procedure is normally safe for a healthy person. Liposuction during pregnancy is not recommended. To point out, there are several reasons why a pregnant woman should avoid liposuction, the main reason being the fact that liposuction is a surgical procedure. For this reason, any trauma to the body during pregnancy should be avoided in order to protect the growing baby. Certainly, pregnancy lowers a woman’s immune system, making infections and other complications more likely, so this is not a good time for any surgical procedure. Indeed, it is best to wait until after the birth to undergo any type of elective surgery.

Tummy tuck liposuction following delivery of the last baby

Once the baby has arrived, there are many weight loss options for a new mother. A tummy tuck liposuction may be necessary for the woman to regain her shape. To clarify, the reason for a tummy tuck combined with liposuction is the elasticity of the skin. Specifically, after pregnancy the woman may find that the skin in her abdominal area is loose and unwilling to shrink back into shape. The tummy tuck liposuction combined is the most effective procedure for dealing with excess fat and loose skin.

Tummy Tuck and Liposuction

Tummy Tuck and Liposuction

Liposuction as a source of mesenchymal stem cells

The physician often combines liposuction with stem cell procedures. Subcutaneous fatty tissue is a rich source of mesenchymal stem cells. A stem cell separator can separate these from the connective tissue and the fat cells. The physician can subsequently inject the mesenchymal stem cells with a needle to where it is necessary. This has been discussed under “cosmetic surgery”. For meniscal or osteoarthritis problems in knees see this blog.


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Last modified: April 25, 2022

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