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If you have excess fat or skin around your belly button or a weak lower abdominal wall, you may benefit from a stomach tuck. A belly tuck might also improve your self-esteem. Tummy tuck surgery, often known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic or reconstructive procedure. It’s used to tighten muscles that have become slack or split after pregnancy, as well as to remove excess fat and skin from the belly after a significant weight loss.
What is abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and how does it work?
Abdominoplasty is a technique that flattens your stomach by removing excess fat and skin and tightens abdominal muscles. A stomach tuck is another name for this surgical treatment. Tummy tucks can be considered as “small” or “full” treatments, depending on how much skin and fat is removed. It’s critical to educate yourself, conduct a thorough analysis of your particular situation, and deliberate before making a final decision. The treatment should not be utilized as a weight-loss substitute.
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Many of us try for a flat, well-toned belly through exercise and weight management. These tactics don’t always work to accomplish our objectives.
A belly that protrudes or is loose and drooping can occur in people who are generally healthy in terms of body weight and proportion. The following are the most common reasons:
- History of surgery
- Weight gains/shifts
Who is Eligible for a Tummy Tuck?
Both men and women who are in good general health and have a stable weight can benefit from a belly tuck.
A stomach tuck is not to be confused with liposuction (a cosmetic surgery that removes fat deposits), however your physician may choose to include liposuction as part of the procedure. Women with strained muscles and skin after several pregnancies may benefit from the surgery to tighten their muscles and minimize their skin. A tummy tuck is also an option for men or women who were obese at one time in their lives and have lost a large amount of weight but still have excess fat deposits or loose skin in the abdominal area.
Depending on the extent of the surgery, a complete abdominoplasty can take from 1 to 5 hours
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How is a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Performed?
This procedure might take anywhere from one to five hours, depending on the outcomes you seek. Outpatient surgery is the most common type of surgery. You will be required to stay overnight at a hotel if you are traveling out of town to have the procedure performed. At the same time, liposuction may or may not be indicated.
Who should not consider getting a tummy tuck done?
If you’re planning on getting pregnant, you might want to put off getting a stomach tuck until after you’ve finished having children. Your vertical muscles are tightened during surgery, and subsequent pregnancies may separate those muscles.
Do you intend to drop a significant amount of weight? Then a stomach tuck isn’t for you either. After you’ve tried everything else, a belly tuck should be your last option. It should not be used as a weight-loss substitute.
What is the outlook for someone who has had an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)?
Most people are pleased with their new appearance after this operation. However, it’s possible that you won’t feel like yourself for months after the procedure. You’ve put forth a huge amount of effort to make this happen. It’s a significant financial, emotional, and physical commitment. To keep your new look, it’s critical that you eat right and exercise often.
Risks of Abdominoplasty
There are common risks associated with any medical procedure. If you have poor circulation, diabetes, heart, lung, or liver illness, or if you smoke, you may be at a higher risk of problems. Complications can include the following:
- Hematoma is a type of hemorrhage (bleeding)
- Seroma is a term that refers to a (accumulation of fluid)
- Wound healing is poor
- Clots in the blood
- Numbness or other sensational changes
There are also the following complications:
- Necrosis of the fat (death of fatty tissue located deep in the skin).
- Separation of wounds
- Asymmetry is the opposite of symmetry (unevenness or lopsidedness).
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