Some people have problems concerning their tummy. Even if they tried strict diet and exercise they still don’t get the shape that they want. Undergoing a Tummy Tuck surgery is one of the best solutions to keep your tummy in flatter and firmer than you can ever imagine.
Tummy Tuck Surgery is the same as Abdominoplasty Surgery. It is a medical procedure that removes excess fatty tissues and skin, it also involves the abdomen which results to a smoother and firmer abdomen.
Abdominal and Skin Surgery results to:
• Reduction of fat under the skin
• Removal of excess abdominal skin
• Muscles are tightened in the wall of abdomen
This medical procedure is mostly taken by women who have just finished their pregnancy. They wanted to get back in-shape, posses a firmer, flatter tummy and to have a more youthful look.
We do NOT recommend this procedure to be a substitute for weight loss program. Instead, we advice our patients to take a weight management program to stay fit and maintain their newly firmed and flat tummy.
Effects of Undergoing Abdominoplasty
Abdominoplasty treatment provides lasting and significant results. This treatment efficiently removes protruding and sagging abdominal skin while the scar will fade from time to time. Patients will gain self-esteem and will confident in their appearance months after the treatment. It give them more freedom to choose and change what they want to wear without worrying about their appearance and shape from unsightly bulges. Continuing a daily exercise and healthy diet routine will help to benefit the patients in maintaining their tummy firmer and other benefits of abdominoplasty.
Candidates for Tummy Tuck Treatment
Men and women who want to remove their excess fat and loose skin in their abdomen can really benefit in abdominosplasty. Before the doctors perform the procedure of this treatment, they first carefully consider the status, age, obesity and health lifestyle of the patient to evaluate if she is a good candidate.
People who are physically healthy are the best candidates for Abdominoplasty since they’d maintained a stable weight through their disciplined exercise and diet programs.
Those who are selected candidates for Abdominoplasty treatment are having one or more of the following conditions:
• An abdomen that protrudes and not in proportion to the other parts of the Body
• An abdominal muscles that have been separated and weakened by pregnancy or by weight gain
• Flabby abdominal skin
• An abdominal area that has excess fatty tissue
Uncandidates Persons for Abdominoplasty
• Chain Smokers
• Uncontrolled Obese
For every woman who wants to take this procedure, they should kept in mind that they will not be pregnant again in the near future. Women that are still planning to get pregnant should delay taking this treatment for it will cause an abdominal stretching.
The ideal Abdominoplasty patient should not have any health issues and solely wants to remove the excess fat or loose abdominal skin. Patients will go into a supervised weight-loss plan to get the nearest target weight program before the operation.
Preoperative and post-operative photos are going to be taken on each patient who wishes to have an Abdominoplasty treatment. To prevent the infection, antibiotics will be prescribed. Patients should not take drugs with aspirin to avoid bleeding. It is also advice to have an antiseptic soap while taking a shower on the night or morning before the Abdominoplasty treatment.
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis in a licensed surgical facility and by giving a general anesthesia. A tranquilizer could also be given in advance to make the patient relax. The procedure normally takes not more than 3 hours to 4 hours, except if new supplementary procedure are intended in conjunction to this treatment.
Abdominoplasty is generally performed by making a gently-curved incision and extending it to a variable length between hip bones and to a private area of the body, which is also hidden while wearing a bikini swimwear. The length of incision curve depends on the quality of excess skin to be removed. A circular incision is created around the navel. The skin is lifted from the abdominal wall and elevated up to the ribs to expose the abdominal muscles. Separated muscles and suture tightened the loose and abdominal areas will also be repaired. It will give the patient a narrower waistline and a firmer abdominal wall.
After the Abdominoplasty treatment the skin will tighten all over the abdomen and the excess fat and skin will be trimmed and removed. The navel is placed back through a new incision in the abdominal skin of the patient. During the procedure, the existing stretch marks from the surgery in the lower abdomen will be remove and the remaining stretch marks will be flatten and improved. The incision is closed with hidden sutures and surgical tape. A firm elastic bandage or a surgical strap is applied to the area to prevent the bruising and swelling.
After the Abdominoplasty treatment patient is advised to spend a night in the facility or they can go home under the private care of a nurse or with a responsible caregiver.
Two Kinds of Partial Abdominoplasty
This two procedures are reserved for patients who have minimal loose skin and excess fat deposit which are primarily located below the umbilicus.
a. Lower Body Lift or Belt Lipectomy
This treatment procedure works to improve the patients who are having lax skin on the flanks and hips in addition to the abdomen.
b. Suction Lipectomy (Liposuction)
This well-known procedure as a Liposuction is done in situations where there is a good condition of skin elasticity that localized the excess fat of the body. This is often performed in conjunction with mini or full Abdominoplasty procedure, to removed unwanted fat deposits and to enhanced overall contour of the hips, thighs, and waistline.
After the procedure, the patient will awaken gently in the recovery room from the anesthesia that was given before the procedure. The patient will usually feel the mild discomfort that can be controlled by a pain medication. When the patient is entirely awake the medical staff will transfer the patient into the aftercare facility or to the patient’s home with a responsible trained caregiver.
Recommendations for a Faster Recovery
• Have a short walk for a proper circulation of the body and to help facilitate deep breathing. If the patient can’t stand up straight, it would be better NOT to lay in bed nor sit for a long period of time after the Abdominoplasty Treatment.
• It is advice that the patient should wear a garment that supports the girdle in order to have a limit on swelling especially in fluid accumulation.
• The patient needs to make sure that he/she has a pillow under his/her knees.
• Avoiding from straining, bending and lifting will help the patient in preventing the increase of swelling and bleeding or the disruption of the Abdominoplasty surgical part.
If the Patient has a strong abdominal muscles it can help the Patient to recover faster because he/she has a good physical condition.