Are You The Right Candidate for Abdominoplasty?

17.11.2020 | Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty, also known as a Tummy Tuck, is the cosmetic process of removing excess fat from the abdominal area and trimming extra skin in the process.

This cosmetic surgery aims to remove unwanted tissue and skin from your abdomen so you can get a toned and thinner stomach.

There are two types of Abdominoplasty – Full Abdominoplasty and Mini Abdominoplasty. In the case of full Abdominoplasty, the incision is made from hip bone to hip bone, and your belly button requires displacement. In mini Abdominoplasty, an incision is made in the pubic area, and excess fat and skin from below the navel area are removed.

Who can get a tummy tuck?

A healthy man or woman can go for a tummy tuck after trying other weight loss methods. It’s preferred if you aren’t a smoker.

A tummy tuck is a useful procedure for people who want to tighten the loose skin on the abdominals. If your skin is stretched after many pregnancies, this procedure can tighten your skin and muscles.

Who shouldn’t get a tummy tuck?

If you are planning to have children in the future, postpone Abdominoplasty until you are done bearing children. Vertical muscles are tightened during this surgery, which can open up during pregnancy and cause a hernia.

This isn’t a way to lose fat. It’s recommended that you reach and maintain a stabilized weight before undergoing this procedure. A backdrop of this surgery is that it causes a long scar on your stomach. You might want to consider this before you go for the surgery.

Of course, you’ll need to speak with a medical professional to determine whether or not this procedure is right for you.

What should I expect during and after tummy tuck surgery?

Abdominoplasty is performed by a plastic surgeon, and you are put to sleep via general anesthesia. An incision is made at the bottom of the skin, stretched muscles are stitched, and excess skin is trimmed before closing the incision with sutures.

You will be able to walk (with assistance) 24 hours after the surgery to prevent blood clots from forming. You will be given a prescription of pain relievers and antibiotics to reduce infection risk.

You will need to follow up with your doctors to see how your incision is recovering. The initial recovery phase lasts at least six weeks. You will have to avoid any physical activity until your doctor says otherwise.

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