Scar Healing

Liposuction or Tummy Tuck: Which Procedure Is Right for You?

Abdomen with Measuring Tape

You’ve tried everything: fasting, dieting, exercise, probiotics, even weight-loss pills. But no matter what, you still can’t get rid of that flabby, bulgy, unappealing belly of yours. When all else has failed, it might be time to consider a surgical solution to this persistent and seemingly intractible problem. And that typically means choosing between one (or both) of two procedures: liposuction and/or tummy tuck.

Make no mistake: liposuctions and tummy tucks are surgical procedures. And like all invasive surgeries, they carry with them their own attendant set of risks (up to and including death) that go along with their potential cosmetic and long-term health benefits.

One frequent misperception that people have about these two procedures is that they are simply different avenues toward the same result: reducing the size of one’s midriff. Nothing could be further from the truth. Liposuctions and tummy tucks each have their own very different set of specific indications, purposes, treatment area focus, surgical method, recovery time, risks, and results. The one thing they do have in common is the subsequent scarring each procedure will leave behind (more on that later).

The goal of this article is to provide the basic facts that will help you—in consultation with your doctor—to decide which of these procedures (whether alone or together) is right for you.

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The Science Behind Using Derma Rollers for Effective Scar Healing

Woman examining healing scar on face

There have been a number of methods developed over the years for treating different types of scars. One of the newest and most promising is the use of derma rollers.

Covering us literally from head to toe, our skin—comprising the epidermis, basement membrane, and dermis—is the largest organ of the human body. As it is one of the few organs we (and others) can actually see with the naked eye, naturally we want it to look as youthful and attractive as possible. It’s kind of like an advertising billboard signaling our general healthiness to other people. Beauty may be only skin-deep, as they say; but as far as beauty goes, we’ll take what we can.

Among its many functions, skin also serves as our body’s first line of defense in the ongoing battle against microorganisms, ultraviolet rays, physical injury, and the myriad other “slings and arrows” of the outrageous external world. Unfortunately, over time (from the day we are born, actually) the visible outward effects of that battle accumulate on our skin in numerous ways: from old wound scars, to the acne scars of puberty, to postpartum stretch marks, to the wrinkles of old age. No one wants scars and wrinkles; but is there anything one can do about them? As it turns out, the answer is yes: with derma rolling.

Derma roller

Derma rollers like this offer a promising
new technique for scar management

To understand the science behind derma rolling and why it is proving so effective in treating various skin conditions, one must first understand a little how the skin works and, more particularly, the nature of scars.

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Amazing Scar Healing Story

A Testimonial from One of Our Customers

Last summer, I got a terrible dog bite on my face. I was pregnant at the time so going under for plastic surgery was out of the question. I decided to use your product (face cream and silicone sheet) and I had very good results.

As you can see, I went from a huge gaping wound on my face to a simple red mark that I can easily cover up with makeup, thanks to your product!

— Kelly