Can anyone give me the straight dope on this? A friend of mine is thinking of getting one of those extreme stomach surgery things where they reduce the size of your stomach so that you are forced to eat less. This seems pretty damn dangerous to me. I asked him why he doesn’t just get liposuction and he said he doesn’t know that much about it…so I thought I’d come here.
How effective is liposuction in removing something like excessive belly fat? How dangerous is the procedure? How long does it last? Who all does this surgery (I assume its some kind of specialty surgery) and how do you find a doctor that will perform it? Whats the difference between liposuction and a tummy tuck…or are they the same thing? How expensive is it (my guess is…lots less than major surgery on your stomach)?
Thanks in advance for the help!