Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty removes the abdominal fat and skin flaccidity present in obesity or that appears after pregnancies. When the affected area is smaller it is better to perform a Mini tummy tuck. Get the flat tummy that you've always dreamed of!
What Does Tummy Tuck Surgery Do?
It helps to remove the excess skin and fat deposits that appear as a consequence of regnancies, old age and obesity, when the whole abdominal area is affected. When the affected area is smaller, located at the lower section of the abdomen below the navel, it is better to perform a mini-abdominoplasty. It removes stretch marks or scars that may be in the area. If necessary, the abdominal muscles may be tightened by means of a vertical fold in the middle, this will make your abdomen look firmer and your waist narrower. At the same time, it may also help to solve preexisting problems, such as hernias or eventrations.
What Does Tummy Tuck Surgery NOT Do?
It is not indicated for treating obesity. If you suffer from obesity, we recommend that you visit the section of our site devoted to bariatric surgery. It is not used for removing fat deposits when they are small and the skin has a good elasticity. If this is your case, and diets and physical exercise do not produce the desired results, liposculpture is the right thing for you.
Preparing For SurgeryPrior to surgery, you may be asked to: -
- Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
- Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
- Stop smoking well in advance of surgery
- Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding
Special instructions you receive will cover: -
- What to do on the day of surgery
- The use of anesthesia during your tummy tuck
- Post-operative care and follow-up
What Happens During Tummy Tuck Surgery?
Step 1 – Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
Step 2 – The incision
A full tummy tuck requires a horizontally-oriented incision in the area between the pubic hairline and navel. The shape and length of the incision will be determined by the degree of correction necessary.
Through this incision, weakened abdominal muscles are repaired and sutured and excess fat, tissue and skin is removed.
A second incision around the navel may be necessary to remove excess skin in the upper abdomen.
Step 3 – Closing the incisions
Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips close the skin incisions.
Step 4 – See the results
Your tummy tuck will result in a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight.
The final results may be initially obscured by swelling and your inability to stand fully upright until internal healing is complete.
What Does Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery Do?
It eliminates the excess skin and fat from the lower part of the abdomen, that is, the section below the navel. If your problem is that persistent roll of fat showing above your bikini, this is the right procedure for you. At the same time, it may also help to solve preexisting problems, such as hernias or eventrations.
How Is Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery Performed?
The surgeon makes a horizontal or slightly curved incision of approximately 6 inches (15 cm), just above the pubic hair. He separates the skin of the lower section of the abdomen, between the pubis and the navel, from the underlying tissues. He cuts the excess skin and sutures, without having to stretch the skin first. Since there is no tension, the wound tends to heal without any complications. Finally, before a bandage is applied, he places a temporary drainage tube that will help eliminate the excess fluids.
AnesthesiaLocal anesthesia and complementary sedation, or general anesthesia.
Surgery lengthAbout one hour.
HospitalizationThere is no need to be hospitalized, it is done on an outpatient basis.
The ResultsThe results of tummy tuck surgery are permanent and very satisfactory. Your abdomen will be flatter and firmer. In spite of the resulting scars, when most patients evaluate the outcome, they feel that the benefits obtained far outweigh the negative aspects.
Side EffectsThere will be a temporary swelling, pain, soreness and numbness of the skin but time and a thorough medication will heal the scar. It is advisable to consult the doctor before as well as after the surgery.
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