Tummy TucksThe tummy tuck is also known as abdominoplasty, removes the excess fat and skin from the abdominal area. It flattens the tummy and tightens up the muscles of the abdominal wall. If you have a hernia then it will be removed by this procedure.
Why tummy tuck?Weight reduction may not help you to achieve your goal for tone shaped abdomen or you had developed a loose and saggy abdomen, it will be corrected by a tummy tuck.
Most common causes of a tummy tuck:
- A significant change in weight
- Temporary hair loss on incision lines.
- Prior surgery
Mini or partial abdominoplasty:
- Incision is smaller.
- The surgeon will separate the skin from the abdomen wall to remove excess skin and fat.
- It tightens the fascia and reveals the muscles.
- Liposuction may be used to contour the transition zone.
- The incision is from hipbone to hipbone.
- It contours the tissues, skin, and muscle.
- The belly button is not likely to move.
- Before the procedure starts the surgeon will give you a general anaesthesia to make you unconscious during the procedure.
- The incision is made below horizontally between below the belly button and just above the pubic area. It made from hip to hip.
- The surgeon will separate the skin from the abdominal wall to tighten the fascia and reveal the muscles. It will be closed with stitches.
- The surgeon will cover stitches with a tight elastic bandage to prevent the swelling and the surgeon will place the drain to remove the excess blood and fluids.
You will feel the pain that will be controlled by the medication which is prescribed by the surgeon. You must have followed the instruction for better recovery.
Results:The results are long-lasting and will give you a slimmer and toned appearance if you maintain your weight.
Possible risks of abdominoplasty include:
- Temporary pain and swelling
- Itchiness hair loss on incision lines.
- Blood clots
- Tissue damage