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Abdominoplasty to Tighten Abdominal Muscles

Posted Feb 25 2013 3:48am
Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery is a popular procedure for removing extra fat from the lower abdominal area. It is known to provide a flat and shapely abdomen. The procedure allows access to the midline abdominal muscles which can be tightened. The tummy tuck will surely help to remove fat with just a single treatment, and ensure outstanding improvement in the abdominal contour. Both men and women can undergo this treatment, provided they are ideal candidates for the same.

The Right Candidate for Tummy Tuck Surgery

You can safely undergo abdominoplasty if:

  • You are healthy and maintain a stable weight
  • You do not smoke
  • You have realistic expectations
The results of abdominoplasty are good, but to maintain them you will have to maintain a constant weight. People planning considerable weight loss and women planning future pregnancies are not usually advised this surgery.

Abdominoplasty Procedure

Abdominoplasty can be the standard abdominoplasty and the high lateral tension abdominoplasty. In the former, the incision is a more central and gradual lower one whereas in the latter the incision starts low in the pubis and moves sharply upwards. Standard abdominoplasty is ideal for patients who require removal of larger amounts of skin. The high lateral tension abdominoplasty is usually recommended for those people who are thin and have excess lower abdominal skin. This procedure allows the plastic surgeon to ensure maximum mid-abdominal tightening. It brings about significant change in appearance benefiting patients with an hourglass type figure. Some of the surgeons advise liposuction along with abdominoplasty for better results.

In the tummy tuck procedure, the umbilicus is reshaped to provide it with a more sensual appearance.

Post-operative Care

After tummy tuck surgery, you may be advised to wear a compression garment for quick recovery and to aid in healing. This garment also helps you to remain more comfortable. You may feel some tightness in your abdominal tissues. There will be drains that may remain for two to three days. If you do not have any health problems, this procedure can be provided n an outpatient basis. Overnight stay is usually recommended for patients with medical problems, and also when abdominoplasty is combined with liposuction.

The plastic surgeon may also ask you to follow some suitable exercise program. For the best results, make sure that you follow all the instructions of the surgeon before and after the surgery.

Safe and Effective Surgery with a Competent Plastic Surgeon

A skilled and experienced plastic surgeon can ensure you a safe and effective plastic surgery to reshape the abdomen. Get all relevant details regarding the abdominoplasty so that you will know what to expect and take an informed decision.



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