A Tummy tuck also known as abdominoplasty, targets two main areas which are excess skin and a separation between the abdominal muscles, as a bonus it also takes care of excess fat.
Types of abdominoplasty procedures available
There are a two abdominoplasty procedures available and these are;
Complete abdominoplasty, is also known as a full tummy tuck. In this procedure, your surgeon will make cuts on abdomen from hip to hip, the surgeon will then outline the skin, tissue, and muscles where required, to achieve the best possible results for the client. The procedure includes simulating the belly button, and clients may be required to have drainage tubes beneath their skin for few days.
Mini abdominoplasty, is also known as a mini tummy tuck. This procedure can be applied to those individuals who have fats that are present beneath their belly button. At the time of the procedure
What are the steps of a Tummy Tuck?
Firstly a surgeon will make an incision which will stretch across the bikini line. Through this incision, the surgeon will not only be able to remove the skin but they will also be table to tighten your abdominal muscles. The surgeon will lift your skin away from the underlying muscles and then stitch the muscles together, restoring the tightness.
After this the surgeon will address the skin, pulling it tight and removing an excess skin.
The Recovery Process
Even though the tummy tuck procedure is major surgery, you will be under anesthesia for the two and half to four hours it takes to perform the tummy tuck procedure. After the procedure patients are advised to take two weeks off work. Light walking after surgery is encouraged however no hitting the gym for at least two weeks after having the tummy tuck procedure.
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