During surgery, the patient is put under general anesthesia. The plastic surgeon makes an incision right above the pubic area, which extends from hip bone to hip bone. The surgeon then separates the skin from the underlying muscle, and tightens the abdominal muscles, stitching them into place. Excess fat is removed, sometimes via liposuction techniques. Stretch marks on the skin of the lower abdomen may be removed, and the appearance of remaining stretch marks may improve as the remaining skin is tightened.
After excess fat has been removed, and the remaining skin has been tightened, the surgeon stitches up the incision. The patient should recover nicely from the tummy tuck surgery as they relax in comfortable accommodations near our Cancun, Mexico practice.
Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck is beneficial for several reasons:
Flattens abdominal profile
Tones and tightens the midsection
Repairs separated or weak abdominal muscles
Removes excess fat and skin
Removes stretch marks
Corrects the appearance of a protruding belly
Can be combined with breast surgery for a more dramatic transformation
The benefits of a tummy tuck last longer if the patient takes care of his or her body (i.e., maintains a healthy diet and exercise regimen). Women who have had tummy tucks should not plan to have more children, as pregnancy stretches the abdominal muscles, reversing the effects of a tummy tuck.
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