Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
What is Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)?
Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen while tightening the abdominal muscles. In abdominoplasty, the skin and fat are lifted off the muscles, the muscles are tightened, and excess tissues are trimmed. This procedure primarily targets excess tissues in the front of the abdomen, and additional techniques like liposuction or Vaser liposuction may be performed simultaneously to address excess fat in the flanks.
Different Abdominoplasty Techniques:
- Standard Abdominoplasty: This technique is suitable if you have a lot of excess skin. This procedure removes any excess skin and fat between your pubic area and belly button.
- Mini Abdominoplasty: This technique is suitable if you have only a little excess skin. This procedure removes excess skin and fat from the area below the umbilicus without repositioning the belly button.
- Fleur-de-Lis Abdominoplasty: This technique is suitable if you have a lot of excess skin hanging downwards and around your abdomen. The procedure involves an additional vertical incision in the midsection to address lax abdominal tissue more effectively.
Who Benefits from Abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty is beneficial for the following individuals:
- Women who have experienced pregnancy, result in stretched skin, stretch marks, and weakened or separated abdominal muscles.
- Men and women who have undergone significant weight loss.
- Individuals with excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen.
- Those seeking a slimmer and more toned appearance of the tummy.
Frequently asked questions
Yes post surgical pressure garment ust be worn for 6 weeks
Yes you will and they will be removed usually after 1 week.
No, not with this procedure
Only after 2 weeks
The visibility of stretch marks after a tummy tuck surgery can vary depending on their location and the extent of the procedure. In most cases, stretch marks located on the lower abdomen below the belly button may be removed or significantly improved as part of the excision of excess skin during a tummy tuck. However, stretch marks above the belly button may remain and their appearance may be improved but not completely eliminated. It is best to discuss your specific concerns and expectations with your surgeon during the consultation.
Tummy tuck surgery is not primarily a weight loss procedure. Its main goal is to remove excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles to improve the contour and appearance of the abdomen. While there may be a modest reduction in weight due to the removal of excess tissue, the amount of weight loss from a tummy tuck is typically minimal. It is important to approach the procedure with realistic expectations and maintain a healthy lifestyle for overall weight management.
The recovery after a tummy tuck can involve some discomfort and pain, which is normal after a surgical procedure. However, your surgeon will provide pain medication to help manage the pain during the initial stages of recovery. The level of discomfort can vary among individuals, and following your surgeon’s post-operative instructions, including taking prescribed pain medication as directed, can help minimize discomfort and support a smoother recovery process.
The timing for resuming exercises after a tummy tuck surgery can vary depending on factors such as the extent of the procedure and individual healing progress. In general, most surgeons recommend avoiding strenuous activities and exercises for several weeks to allow for proper healing of the abdominal muscles and incisions. It is important to consult with your surgeon and follow their specific recommendations for exercise and physical activity during the recovery period.
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