Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgery used for removing excess fatty tissue and skins around the abdominal area. This procedure is of great help for people whose abdominal / stomach or tummy muscles and skin have been severely stretched mainly due to weight gain or after pregnancy. This procedure is usually performed by a certified plastic surgeon.
A tummy tuck surgical procedure can usually last several hours as the surgeon works to reconstruct the damaged abdominal wall and creates a slim and flat profile in the patient.
Are you feeling frustrated about the shape and size of your stomach? Change from flab to fab and from round to flat with this procedure. Read all about it including prices, types, recovery and risks.
It is not a secret that a great number of celebrities and normal people have used tummy tuck surgery to recover their bellies and fight back fat and flabby skin.
Will People Know about my Tummy Tuck ? Will a Tummy Tuck leave scars?
This surgery will leave scars that are usually hidden under the bikini line. In severe cases when the amount of the excess of skin and fat removed from the patient is massive, a surgeon may need to reconstruct the bellybutton in the tummy on the new and flat abdominal section.
Should I get a Tummy Tuck?
Are you tired and sick of having excess skin and fat around your midsection? Have you endlessly tried diets and exercise regimes with no successful outcome? If the answer is yes, then a tummy tuck could be the solution to that problem.
Both men and women can have a tummy tuck as long as they have been approved and passed a medical evaluation from the surgeon who will be executing the procedure.
This procedures works best for people:
- With excess stomach skin and fat
- Who have struggled with weight gain and weight loss and who carry pockets of loose skin and fat.
- Women whose stomach skin has severely stretched after pregnancy and whose skin elasticity has not made the skins return to its previous condition.
How long is the Recovery after a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck surgery is a complex surgical procedure that requires several weeks of recovery since the patient will likely feel sore, low in energy and will be swollen and probably bruised on and around the incision areas. Tubes may be inserted on the tummy to help excess liquids evacuate the body and speed up the healing. A person could expect a total of 2-3 months for total tummy tuck recovery.
Since movement will be limited after a tummy tuck, patient will have to gradually increase their mobility and the scope of their movements. At first these may be quite limited but as the healing process progresses the patient will start to feel and look much better. This restriction in movement is primordially due to the stitching in the abdominal area and the adjustment of the new position abdominal wall muscles and skin after skin and fat removal.
Are there risks associated with a Tummy Tuck?
Choosing a tummy tuck surgeon who is experienced and knowledgeable in this procedure will greatly help you achieve the desired results that you want from this procedure in a safe and secure manner.
Getting a tummy tuck is a decision that should not be taken lightly. While today’s medical advances and technology allow for great safety during surgery and easy during the recovery period, it is important to remember that things could go wrong and no-one is except from complications or side-effects gained from the performance of this procedure.