People who are self-conscious about loose, drooping skin around their midsection or for those with weakened abdominal muscles due to pregnancy or weight loss, may need a tummy tuck surgery.
There are several variations of tummy tuck surgery, each designed to target certain areas of the body or specific issues.
During tummy tuck surgery, clinically known as abdominoplasty, a plastic surgeon removes loose skin, tightens the abdominal muscles, and eliminates stubborn deposits of fat. This proven surgical treatment can be thoroughly customized to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual patient. There are several variations of tummy tuck surgery, each designed to target certain areas of the body or specific issues.
To be suitable a person needs to:
Be in good general health
Carry excess weight in the midsection
Have loose or droopy skin around the abdomen
Have healthy expectations of the surgery,
Commit to maintaining the results with a stable diet and regular exercise
Abdominoplasty candidates should not:
Have serious medical conditions which could be compromised by undergoing a surgical procedure
Plan to become pregnant
Plan to lose a significant amount of weight
Two specify types of candidates are:
Because of the way that pregnancy stretches the skin and separates the abdominal muscles, diet and exercise can be inadequate in tightening the abdominal area after childbirth. Muscle tone and skin elasticity may be poor, especially after multiple pregnancies. For many mothers who struggle to slim down after pregnancy, surgical treatment is often the most effective way to achieve the desired shape and tone. Tummy tuck surgery restores the pre-pregnancy figure, sometimes incorporating liposuction to remove the stubborn excess fat that can remain after childbirth.
Significant Weight Loss
People who have lost a significant amount of weight may enjoy much improved health, but the weight loss can also have undesirable aesthetic effects. Loose, sagging skin and overstretched abdominal muscles can make a person feel nearly as self-conscious about his or her body as a higher weight. Indeed, some people become so discouraged and disheartened that they lose the will to continue their healthy lifestyle, regaining the weight they worked so hard to shed.
"Any Surgical or Invasive Procedures carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.”