What is Tummy Tuck ( Abdominoplasty )
Tummy tuck , also known as abdominoplasty, refers to the process of removing excess fat and skin, which in most cases causes the abdominal wall muscles to regenerate, muscles that have already been weakened or detached, leading to the formation of abdomen becomes more beautiful and firmer.
Many people who have lost significant weight have high levels of loose, heavy skin folds around the abdomen that, as a result of prolonged stretching, the skin sags and loses its elasticity. This extra skin can lead to rashes on the top of the pubic area and along the groin and pelvis.
Abdominoplasty is used to rebuild weak abdominal wall muscles stretched by pregnancy or simply age. It helps to restore your self-confidence and get rid of excess fat and skin.
Tummy Tuck procedure can be performed alone but often performed with liposuction to further improve body contours.
Individuals considering a tummy tuck should be healthy relatively fit and not planning future pregnancies as this may restrict tightened muscles depending on your specific requirements and surgeons preference.
Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck?
Ideal candidates for tummy tuck surgery are people who have a combination of loose or excess skin on their abdomen or excess abdominal fat.
Almost all women who have children have some degree of abdominal muscle relaxation. Any or all of these can be corrected by Tummy Tuck surgery.
Tummy Tuck surgery is a good option for you in the following cases:
- You are physically healthy and at a stable weight
- You have realistic expectations
- You do not smoke cigarettes
- You may be upset that your belly is too big
- You do not plan for future pregnancies
- After losing significant amounts of weight, you now have loose, excess skin hanging around your belly.