Q&A: Is Smart-Lipo or Tube Lipo Better Than Liposuction?
posted on 12/3/2013
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My name is Cynthia, and I have had three children, I have a pouch under my belly button, I love to drink beer, and watch my Bama play football. I was wondering if smart-lipo or with a tube lipo would be better than lipo, and also if the skin would need to be removed, or if it would tighten again. I will soon be 57 years old. Thanks.
Usually after delivering children the skin has loosened sufficiently that abdominoplasty, which includes liposuction, tightening of the muscles, and removal of loose skin, will give the best result. Liposuction alone in the presence of loose skin such as you describe often results in a worsening of the appearance of the skin. Also, after childbirth, the muscles of the tummy are stretched and the best treatment would be tightening of the muscles. The tummy tuck procedure is often performed as an outpatient in the office setting. There are plenty of photos of abdominoplasties available on Locateadoc.com including in my listing. Best wishes to you.
--William Georgis, M.D.
--William W. Ehrlich, MD FAACS
Oklahoma City, OK
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