Tummy tuck surgery, otherwise called abdominoplasty, eliminates abundant fat and skin and helps recover separated or weakened muscles, creating a stomach profile that has a smoother and firmer appearance. In spite of the fact that it’s not a substitute for weight reduction, a tummy tuck would definitely reduce a protruding or sagging belly, making a more befitting shape to your body type and weight.
A well-toned and flat abdomen is something that the majority of us strive for through weight control and exercises. At times, these techniques can’t accomplish our objectives.
- Significant fluctuations in weight
- Prior surgery
What happens during surgery?
The procedure depends on every patient’s personal circumstances and the degree of the surgery. Tummy tuck surgeries typically last between two and five hours, under local anesthetic or general anesthesia with sedation.
Tummy tuck surgery can be performed under general anesthesia. During abdominoplasty, our professional will make a cut in the lower abdomen starting from hip to hip, and carefully place an incision keeping in mind that scarring should be as unnoticeable and inconspicuous as possible. The incision length depends on the degree of the surgery and changes from patient to patient.
In the wake of making the incision, we will evacuate abundance skin and tissue, fix all the weakened abdominal muscles, and use liposuction to expel unwanted fat from the belly area. Once the lower abdomen has been adequately flattened and tightened, the incision is carefully sutured and dressings are applied.
What happens after surgery?
The results of abdominoplasty are varied from patient to patient, as the amount of tissue that was removed and the size of the incisions are important factors. The recuperation time depends on the degree of the surgery, which will be determined upon free consultation with one of our professionals.
If you want to wipe out sagging midsection, eliminate unwanted belly fat or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our practice and schedule a complimentary consultation with us today.