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What Is A Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)?

Women’s bellies tend to accumulate a lot of loose tissue and skin after childbirth. The skin loses its shine, develops stretch marks of various severity, and becomes wrinkled and slack. Many women’s dressing patterns and wardrobe choices are ruined due to this shift. Worse yet, showing skin is uncomfortable because of unsightly bulges and stretch marks. Understandably, many new mothers strongly desire to return to their pre-pregnancy appearance. As new mothers return to hectic lives and stressful job conditions, this desire only grows.

Tummy Tuck (also known as Abdominoplasty) is a cosmetic surgical technique that flattens, tautens, and firms the abdomen. The procedure involves the excision of extra skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen to tighten the abdominal wall’s muscle and fascia. Patients with loose tissues after pregnancy or persons with sagging after considerable weight reduction typically seek this surgery.

How Does Tummy Tuck Surgery Work?

Tummy tucks, also known as abdominoplasty, are plastic surgeries that flatten the abdomen by removing extra skin and fat. The surgeon will also tighten the muscles inside the stomach during this treatment to give them a more attractive and symmetrical appearance.

Excessive stretching of Tummy (Abdominal) skin occurs due to pregnancy/obesity (loss of skin elasticity) or following significant weight loss in severe obesity. When the skin does not recoil and re-drape on its own, the belly requires Tummy Tuck surgery or Abdominoplasty.

Is Tummy Tuck for you?

If you want to get rid of the loose skin and tighten the abdomen muscles then abdominoplasty surgery is an option worth considering.

Answer a few questions to help us understand if you are the right candidate for Tummy Tuck. 

Procedure

How is a tummy tuck done?

The step-by-step procedure for tummy tuck surgery is as follows:

1. During the initial assessment, the surgeon will mark areas with excess skin. This will decide the length of the incisions.

2. After anesthetics are administered, two incisions will be made. The first incision will be made horizontally along the bikini line below the belly button, and the second will be made vertically around the belly button.

3. Following the separation and removal of the belly button, the skin will be elevated, and the underlying abdominal muscles will be brought closer and tightened to fit the inner abdominal shape. In rare circumstances, Liposuction may also eliminate tiny fat pockets surrounding the muscles.

4. The skin is then stretched and trimmed to match the new shape

5. The final step is reattaching the belly button and stitching everything closed

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FAQ

FAQ about Tummy Tuck Surgery

Before the procedure, the surgeon will request that you provide your most recent blood and urine tests and bring loose-fitting clothing to wear after the procedure.

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