What Is A Tummy Tuck?
A flat tummy is one of the most aesthetically pleasing features any man or woman can aspire for. Many people go to the gym and do squats to achieve that perfectly toned stomach but that becomes very difficult to achieve when you have a very large amount of loose skin on your stomach. However, that excess skin can be gotten rid of by the process of a tummy tuck.
A Tummy tuck is also known as Abdominoplasty. This is a type of cosmetic surgery which is aimed at making the stomach more firm and thinner. A plastic surgeon or a medical professional simply removes the excess skin and fat from the middle and the lower part of the stomach. This results in the tightening of the muscles and the fascia of the abdominal walls of the stomach. This surgery is often performed on individuals who have just lost a lot of weight or have given birth. In both of those cases the individual actually collects a lot of loose skin in and around his or her stomach. A single tummy tuck procedure can last anywhere from 1 to 5 hours depending upon the amount of excess skin or area.
What Are The Different Types Of Tummy Tuck Procedures?
A tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty procedure can be of various types. Those different types of tummy tuck procedures are mentioned below.
1.Complete Abdominoplasty or Complete Tummy Tuck
In this process, an incision is made from hip to hip and the navel is freed after that the skin is detached to tighten the muscles and fascia underneath it. The area is made clear of any excess fluid that might be in there. Liposuction might also be performed during this procedure.
2.Partial Abdominoplasty or Partial Tummy Tuck
A smaller incision is made during this process and the excess skin and muscles are detached. Liposuctionmight also be performed and after that, the skin is stitched back together.
3.Extended Abdominoplasty or Extended Tummy Tuck
An extended Abdominoplasty is simply the combination of completed Abdominoplasty and a lateral thigh life. This process does the complete contouring of the thighs and the stomach.
4.High Lateral Tension Tummy Tuck
This is one of the most time-consuming procedures as this procedure takes a minimum of 4 hours to perform. In this process, the muscles are tightened in the form of a vertical line and a horizontal line. This process gives a much better defines waist and an unbelievably flat stomach.
5.FAB Technique or Floating Abdominoplasty
In this technique, the tummy is flattened and tightened without making any large incision in or around the belly button.
This is simply a procedure which is combined with an extended Abdominoplasty and a buttock lift.
Abdominoplasty is often combined with liposuction and many other body contouring, breast reduction, breast lift, and many other procedures. These types of combinations of procedures are known as combination procedures.
What Are The Risks Associated With The Tummy Tuck Procedure?
Even though tummy tuck is a rather simple procedure but it is still a surgical procedure which means that there are some risks associated with this procedure. A few of those potential risks are mentioned below.
- Accumulation of fluids
- Wound healing could be poor
- Skin loss
- A feeling of numbness or changes in other sensations
- Skin discoloration
- Wounds separation might quite be major
- Asymmetrical skin
- Persistence of pain
There can be quite a few risks but hardly any of these risks are long-term. Hence, it is advised that you contact your doctor and have a detailed conversation with him about the potential risks that might be more prone to occur in your case.
To Whom Can Tummy Tuck Be Performed On?
A Tummy tuck is a surgical procedure which cannot be performed on everybody. So, before making up your mind to get the procedure done you should first see whether you fit the criteria of the perfect candidate for getting the procedure of tummy tuck done to you. The requisites that are required for a candidate to get tummy tuck are mentioned below.
- The individual who is considering to get the tummy tuck done should be physically and psychologically healthy
- The individual should not be obese and should be in the healthy weight range
- The individual must not be planning to give birth any time near in the future
- The individual must not be a smoker
These are all the major criteria that you should fill to undergo this procedure. It is also important for a patient to remember that even though a tummy tuck might be able to help them now but they should remain dedicated to controlling their weights in the future.
If you think that you want to get a tummy tuck and that you are ready for a more healthy body then go ahead and contact us!