Tummy tuck, medically known as abdominoplasty is one of the most commonly and popularly performed cosmetic surgery procedures. In this surgical procedure, excessive fat and skin is removed from the abdominal area of a person resulting into smooth and firmer belly. Also, it tightens the loose muscles of abdomen, removes the stretch marks and hanging skin consequential to pregnancy or overweight. Earlier, tummy tuck was popular only among women however, in the recent years; it has emerged as a popular surgery among urban men as well.
Given below are a few reasons why people prefer abdominoplasty
- To get rid of stretch marks and scars because of several reasons
- Massive weight loss leading to hanging and loose skin
- Self-consciousness about look and appearance and desire to have a flat stomach
- To get rid of sagging skin after pregnancy
Cosmetic surgeon makes use of different surgical techniques to perform this surgery. Condition of the patient is an important consideration while choosing the technique. Tummy tuck is performed under general anaesthesia and last for nearly three to four hours. A horizontal incision across the lower abdomen is made followed by separation of skin and muscles and removal of fat by liposuction.
Who is the right candidate for the surgery?
If you have weakened abdominal muscles from ageing or pregnancy, overhanging, flabby tummy, old scars, sagging or loose abdominal skin or stretch marks after pregnancy and you are more than 18 years of age, emotionally and mentally stable and physically healthy and you have realistic expectations then you are just the right candidate for this surgical procedure. Abdominoplasty is helpful for women who stretched skin and abdominal muscles to a point where they cannot regain appearance without surgery.
The patient is administered general anaesthesia. Incision made by the surgeon runs horizontally right above the pubic area. Then the skin is removed on the side facing the ribs. Belly button is relocated to suitable and more natural looking position and muscles are tightened. Usually, the surgery is performed along with liposuction and lasts for three to four hours.
As far as results are concerned, be prepared to expect some finest results, particularly if you have overhanging and loose skin after childbirth. You will get a taut and smooth belly. This would boost your self-confidence.