Friday, 12 January 2018

Tummy Tuck

Essential Facts About Tummy Tuck Surgery
A tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure that can be performed on both women and men over the age of eighteen who desire physical improvements that they could not achieve through diet and exercise alone. The procedure is frequently performed on women who have lost elasticity in their abdominal muscles due to multiple pregnancies. It also appeals to individuals who have gained and lost substantial amounts of fat, and subsequently have pockets of loose skin in the abdominal region. The surgery is always performed under general anesthesia. 

About the Procedure

Also referred to as abdominoplasty, the objective of this cosmetic procedure is to tighten the muscles and skin in the abdominal area. Skin that has been overstretched is then cut and re-sectioned and pockets of fat removed, resulting in a firmer waistline.

There are two primary ways that the procedure is performed. With a full procedure, two incisions are necessary: one at waist level and one immediately above the pubic bone. The muscles and skin are then pulled together from each side toward the center of the person's abdomen and stitched together with sutures.

The excess fatty tissue and skin is then amputated and the individual's belly button is repositioned. The result of the procedure is a narrower waist, re-tightened muscles, and firm skin. The majority of patients who choose to have the surgery are pleased with the outcome.

The partial tummy tuck is a bit less complicated, but typically only firms the muscles and skin that are located directly below one's waistline. Partial procedures of this type generally require only one incision.