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’s hard to choose the right one 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 seem to stop eating too much and are considering your options to lose fat fast, you should opt 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 off most of the upper part of the stomach. The small opening to the rest of your belly will be large enough for food to pass into your intestines, but the small pouch 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 coming months. In fact, you can typically lose half of your excess body weight in a year. However, most people get it back within a few years, so you should be careful to eat only a little continuously and exercise to avoid it.

If your BMI is high enough to consider this procedure, which requires a BMI of 35 or higher, you may not be a candidate for a tummy tuck. In fact, most doctors suggest that a patient who is at or near their ideal weight for their height is the best candidate for this procedure. If he has recently lost a lot of weight and has loose skin, or perhaps had a baby and as a result has thin, loose skin and 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 have the stomach stapling procedure, you will probably want a tummy tuck in the future.

Although you can’t get rid of excess fat, you can smooth out your abs and tuck in any excess skin underneath. For this reason, they are a great package for qualified candidates.

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