You may be a businessman or a mother of 2 children or any middle aged individual, conscious of your protruding belly, looking for options to get rid of it. You might have tried countless crunches and too many diets to count; you’ve lost all the weight you can. And yet, that stubborn tummy won’tbudge. What can you do when you’ve got an excess paunch from weight loss or pregnancy that can’tbe removed through regular diet and exercise? To flatten that abdomen, tummy tuck may be the ideal option for you.
You are an ideal candidate for the tummy tuck surgery if you have:
“¢ flabby, overhanging tummy and exercise and dieting have been to no avail;
“¢ excess or loose sagging abdominal skin
“¢ weakened abdominal muscles from pregnancy or aging
“¢ Stretch marks after pregnancy or old surgical scars
The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia; the surgery takes about 3 - 4 hours.
Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck requires a horizontal incision across lower abdomen (within or above the pubic area). The length of the incision varies depending on the amount of skin to be removed. In some cases an incision around the navel is made so that the excess skin above the navel is pulled downward and removed. The navel\'s position remains unchanged. The skin flap is then stretched down, extra skin is removed and the skin incision is stitched and bandaged to ensure proper healing with minimum scarring.
If large amounts of fat needs to be removed from the abdominal area, tummy tuck may be accompanied with Liposuction.
The procedure has excellent outcomes. Some of the benefits of the procedure are:
“¢ Abdominoplasty removes the excess skin and fat deposits that appear as a consequence of pregnancies, old age and obesity, when the whole abdominal area is affected. When the affected area is smaller, located at the lower section of the abdomen below the navel, it is better to perform a mini-abdominoplasty.
“¢ Removal stretch marks or scars that may be in the area.
“¢ If necessary, the abdominal muscles may be tightened by means of a vertical fold in the middle, this will make your abdomen look firmer and your waist narrower.
“¢ It may also help to solve preexisting problems, such as hernias or eventrations.
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