Tummy tuck is one of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgical procedures performed, bringing about a flatter and less flabby stomach.
Tummy tuck is proven to be a quick and effective cosmetic solution for attaining a flatter and less flabby stomach. It is generally recommended by plastic surgeons for those who have an extensive degree of loose skin with isolated deposits of fat in their abdominal region. This can occur from weight fluctuations or pregnancy.
Both men and women who are embarrassed about the flaccid appearance of their abdomen choose this procedure to restore self confidence and freedom to wear the clothing of their choice. This surgery is often the only feasible solution as exercise would hardly prove effective in tightening skin which has lost its elasticity. Patients who opt for this cosmetic procedure are able to regain the taut flat abdomen that they lost and have always desired.
The plastic surgeon makes an incision in the lower part of the abdomen to hide within the bikini line and a second one around the belly button. The abdominal skin and underlying fat is then elevated off the abdominal muscle wall all the way up to the lower rib cage. This exposes the underlying rectus muscles of the abdomen which are then tightened all the way up the midline with sutures. This muscle tightening acts as an “internal girdle” to restore a flat abdominal contour. Excess skin and fat of the lower abdomen, typically from the incision line to the level of the belly button, is then surgically removed and the skin flap redraped and closed with dissolvable sutures. One of the additional advantages of undergoing a tummy tuck to flatten your abdomen is that the procedure can remove stretch marks in the lower abdomen, unlike any other procedure.
By these methods, dramatic improvements in abdominal contour can truly be achieved! Results are amazing and can be seen immediately, despite some expected swelling which resolves over 6-12 weeks. As expected with any procedure, there is some down time, which can vary from one patient to another. Patients typically need about 2 weeks out from work and follow some activity restrictions for up to 6 weeks.
Tummy tuck continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgical procedures performed. Results can truly be amazing, bringing about a flatter and less flabby stomach. Today, people realize the importance of maximizing safety and cosmetic outcomes by seeking treatment from a board certified plastic surgeon. These specialists have high levels of expertise and can determine which body contouring procedure can best achieve the desired goals. By employing the latest and the safest surgical techniques they can also ensure optimal results with utmost safety and minimal complications.