Tummy Tuck surgery, medically known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that can flatten abdomen by removing deposits of excess skin and fat and thus tightening muscles in the abdominal wall. In addition, the surgery can help in removing some of the stretch marks in the lower abdomen area. It is highly popular, followed by massive weight loss, pregnancy or in a condition where flabby tummy impairs the body contour. The results of this surgery are satisfactory as most patients experience improved self-esteem and self-confidence.
When is the right time to consider tummy tuck surgery?
- If the shape of your tummy has been affected because of massive weight loss or pregnancy
- If you have got excess skin, flab and stretch marks in your abdomen that shows no sign of improvements with exercise and diet
- If you face issues of self-confidence and self-esteem because of your stomach contour
- If you feel that your protruding abdomen appears unattractive
What are the different types of tummy tuck procedures?
There are three methods to perform tummy tuck surgery of which two are described below.
In this type of tummy tuck surgery, an incision is made around the navel and across. Excess deposit of skin is removed and muscles are tightened. Liposuction might be performed for contouring the abdomen. This surgery removed excess skin from above the navel down to the pubic area which has been compromised by obesity, pregnancies or genetic laxity.
A single is made in the pubic area that will be made as low as possible and could range from a few inches to the span of your abdomen. Through this incision, the cosmetic surgeon will remove excess deposits of skin and tighten slack muscles and perhaps use liposuction method procedure for refining the area. The best candidate for a mini-tummy tuck has protrusion and liposuction beneath the navel. A mini-tummy tuck procedure is performed on those who have been in good shape, however are not able to achieve aesthetic goals with exercise and diet.
Along with these two methods of tummy tuck surgery, extended or high lateral tension abdominoplasty. The results of this surgery are usually pleasing and outstanding.