Tummy Tuck is the consistent operation of the removal of excess skin and abdominal fat and correction of muscle flaccidity. This situation of excess skin and abdominal wall relaxation usually occurs in patients who have had weight gain and subsequent loss or women who have had multiple pregnancies. Tummy Tuck gets a firmer flatter abdomen, and a narrower waist.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, practiced an incision above the pubic hair extending to the hips. The skin of the abdomen is released and, if necessary, reinforce the abdominal muscles with stitches. Is pulled down and excess skin is removed.
Postoperatively the patient take a special belt, reinforced with a bandage, according to each individual case. The scars around the navel and the lower abdomen will improve with the passage of time. However, in some cases it is necessary to perform a local anesthetic scar revision.
WHO IS THE IDEAL CANDIDATE ?
The ideal candidates to undergo Tummy Tuck are those women or men who have a relatively good shape but are concerned about the accumulation of fat or excess skin in the abdomen and is not improving despite diet or exercise.
This surgery is especially helpful for women who have had multiple pregnancies, after which the skin and abdominal muscles are relaxed and have not recovered their initial tone. Can also better loss of elasticity of the skin in older people, a situation often associated with moderate obesity.
Those patients who must lose much weight should postpone the surgery, as patients who intend to have future pregnancies, as during surgery vertical abdominal muscles tighten and can return to relax during it. If there are previous scars on the abdomen, this surgery may be contraindicated or scars can change position. In other cases, this surgery gets eliminated.
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Last updated: Feb 27, 2018 4:25 am