A tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure that is used to reduce fat deposits and excess skin (but mostly excess skin) from the middle and lower abdomen in order to reveal a tighter abdominal wall. People usually opt for this surgery when there is a little too much skin present in the abdomen area that just doesn’t seem to disappear with any amounts of exercise or diet.
A tummy tuck corrects one or more of the following concerns:
A. Loose abdominal skin
B. Stretched and separated muscles
C. Excess fat in the lower abdomen
Am I a candidate for a tummy tuck?
The best candidates for abdominoplasty meet the following criteria:
A. They are in overall good health. Discontinuation of smoking 4 weeks prior to surgery is important to decrease the likelihood of skin necrosis, wound healing problems, and wider scars.
B. They are at a stable weight and are not planning to lose a significant amount of weight.
C. They are not planning future pregnancies that could stretch skin and abdominal muscles and undo the results of surgery. If you have an unplanned pregnancy, the safety of you and your baby will not be affected by a tummy tuck.
D. They are realistic about possible results. Your expectations and hopes for this procedure will be discussed openly during your consultation. It’s important to know that tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure, and it will leave scars.
What are the different types of tummy tuck?
Each tummy tuck Dr. Fouda Neel performs is personalized to the unique anatomy of the patient. When planning the surgery, he accounts for a variety of factors, including the amount of lax skin, the condition of the abdominal muscles, and the presence of any existing scars such as those from a C-section. For more details on Tummy Tuck visit Industrynewswire
In general the following types of tummy tuck procedures:
Full tummy tuck
Full tummy tuck is appropriate for most patients, because it provides comprehensive tightening of the skin and muscles of both the upper and lower abdomen. This technique involves a horizontal incision between the hips and a second incision inside the belly button.
Mini tummy tuck
Mini tummy tuck provides skin tightening from the belly button to the pubic bone. It is used in select cases where patients do not need muscle tightening in the abdomen.
Extended tummy tuck
Extended tummy tuck continues the full tummy tuck around the hips to the sides of the lower back. This technique is often used for patients who have undergone significant weight loss and have significant excess skin around the hips.
Because of its versatility and transformative benefits, the tummy tuck is often part of post-weight loss body contouring surgery and mommy makeover procedures.
How is a tummy tuck performed?
The procedure takes about 2 to 5 hours to complete. He places a horizontal incision just above the pubic bone, at a place that underwear or swimsuits will easily conceal. If necessary, Dr. Fouda Neel will tighten stretched and separated abdominal muscles as he stitches them back together. He may also include liposuction of the abdomen, back, and waist to further enhance the resulting body contours.
What should I expect during recovery after a tummy tuck?
Patients usually go home the day of their surgery under the care of an adult for the first few days. Pain is typically moderate and may be controlled with prescription medication. Small drain tubes are left in place for a week or more to prevent hematoma and the buildup of fluid.
Healing is a gradual process: Expect to take a few weeks to become comfortable again. Scars will be elevated, thick, and red for a few months before gradually fading over the course of a year.
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