Commonly referred to as Tummy Tuck, it is a cosmetic procedure, which is used to make the abdomen firmer. The surgery removes excessive fat and skin from the middle and lower abdomen and also tightens and strengthens the muscles of the abdomen wall.
Best Candidates for Tummy Tuck
- Men or women who have excess or sagging abdominal skin
- Those having excessive fat deposits
- A protruding abdomen that is out of proportion to the rest of body
- Abdominal muscles that have been separated & weakened
- Those who have a stable weight
- Those who do not smoke
- Fluctuations in weight
- Complete Abdominoplasty:
The surgeon will cut the abdomen from hipbone to hipbone and then contour the skin, tissue, and muscle as needed. The surgery will involve moving the belly-button. For a few days, drainage tubes may be required under the skin.
- Partial or mini Abdominoplasty:
Mini-Abdominoplasty is often done on people whose fat deposits are located below the navel. During this procedure, the surgeon most likely does not moves the belly button, and the procedure may only take up to two hours, depending on the case.
- Combination procedures:
Abdominoplasty is a component of a lower body lift and can be combined with liposuction contouring, breast reduction, breast lift, or occasionally hysterectomy.
- Aesthetic benefit :
A tummy tuck will have significant aesthetic benefit for men and women with protruding bellies, excess abdominal fat, or loose, saggy skin in the midsection.
- Tightens Sagging Skin as a result of Obesity:
Obesity cripples the routine activities; sudden loss of all the fat results in skin wrinkles and even the muscles remain relaxed even after losing fat. Both these side effects of weight reduction can be overcome by Abdominoplasty.
- Pregnancy related Stretch marks:
This can be easily overcome with the help of Abdominoplasty. Stretch marks that exist in between the belly button and pubic hair get eliminated during the process.
- Promotes Active Lifestyle:
One can easily walk or run long distance without any stress.
- Eliminates back pain in many people:
Excess weight, is major contributors to back pain. With Abdominoplasty, it is possible to reduce the back pain as it takes away the excess weight from the area affecting back.