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.
LThe 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.
In the initial consultation, your plastic surgeon will evaluate your health, determine the extent of the accumulation of fat in the abdomen and skin tone. Be sure to mention if you smoke, are taking medication or vitamins. You should state your expectations sincere and straightforward manner, so that the plastic surgeon is also frank and show the alternatives available to your problem, with the risks and limitations of each. If for example you only have fat accumulation in the area below the navel, may be sufficient conducting a less complex procedure called mini-abdominoplasty, which requires a shorter stay in the clinic and takes less time. In other cases, whether it is to perform a full tummy tuck or mini-tummy tuck, liposuction may be associated hips to improve body shape more harmoniously.
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Last updated: Mar 12, 2018 2:28 pm