Abdominoplasty Vs Stomach Stapling: Do You Know The Differences?
If you are not satisfied with the appearance of your abs, there are options for you in the world of plastic surgery. With so many procedures, it is difficult to choose the one that is right for you. Both a tummy tuck and stomach stapling can improve the appearance of your abdomen, but in very different ways.
If you are overweight or just can’t stop eating too much and are considering your options to lose fat fast, you should go for the stomach stapling procedure. In this treatment, an incision will be made in the abdomen and staples and a plastic band will be combined to close most of the upper section of the stomach. The small opening to the rest of your abdomen will be large enough for food to pass into your intestines, but the small pouch that the staples will create will only allow you to eat about a cup of food before feeling very full.
Clearly, if you are overweight, stomach stapling is a good option. With a smaller belly, it will be impossible to eat too much and you will lose weight in the next few months. In fact, you can generally lose half your excess body weight in a year. However, most people get it back within a few years, so you need to be careful to continually eat just a little bit and exercise so you don’t get it back.
If your BMI is high enough to consider this procedure, which requires a BMI of 35 or more, you may not be a candidate for a tummy tuck. In fact, most doctors suggest that a patient be at or near their ideal weight for their height to be the best candidate for this procedure. If you have recently lost a lot of weight and have flabby skin, or perhaps you’ve had a baby and have thin, flabby skin resulting in a pouch, you should definitely consider a tummy tuck.
In most cases, you cannot be a candidate for both procedures at the same time, as each has different weight requirements. However, learning about both is important, as if you are doing the stomach stapling procedure, you will likely want a tummy tuck in the future.
Although it can’t remove much excess fat, it can smooth your abs and fold in any excess skin underneath. For this reason, they are a great package for qualified candidates.