Mummy Makeover- Tummy Tuck
With all the stress we put on our midsections—during pregnancy or with weight gain and loss—it’s no wonder that, as we age, the shape and size of our stomachs change. When diet and exercise don’t provide the results that you want, a surgical procedure like a tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) may be your best option, assuming you and your doctor agree you are a good candidate for this procedure.
A tummy tuck permanently restores firmness to the stomach and removes any loose skin. During the procedure, an incision is made at the pubic bone through which your plastic surgeon will tighten up the muscles. Dr Joffily who has performed thousands of reconstructive Abdominoplasty surgeries may advise to do liposuction,where layer of fat can be removed. Once the muscles are tightened—some doctors like to make the muscles as tight as possible so that the stomach will keep its new shape as long as possible—and then the excess skin is removed.
There are a variety of tummy tuck procedures that treat different degrees of muscle and skin laxity. Some procedures are performed with limited incisions and leave shorter scars.
Here are the various types of tummy tuck surgery you will may want to consider:
Traditional Tummy Tuck – full Abdominoplasty performed under general anaesthesia, the procedure involves two-hour surgery where the abdominal skin is incised across the lower abdomen and is then lifted off the underlying muscle wall.
Liposuction is often performed to refine and improve the abdominal sides. A complete Abdominoplasty can take three to five hours.
Mini Tummy Tuck – short scar or small incision Abdominoplasty. For patients who need just a small amount of skin removed and muscles tightens, a mini tummy tuck may be an option. A mini tummy tuck is one in which there is a very little amount of skin excess, usually below the belly button, and the incision leaves a scar a little longer than a C-section scar.
Women who have had C-sections are in luck—your plastic surgeon can either use or remove that incision while performing the tummy tuck, so you will have only one scar. Your scar size will depend on the type of Abdominoplasty you need. For a traditional tummy tuck the scar will be from hip to hip, our surgeon will do his best to ensure that the scar is hidden under the bikini line.
Recovery period may very from patient to patient. Most patients will return to work in tree weeks after procedure.
After full recovery period you’ll likely feel a lot more confident getting your body back in its best condition.
You can find more information on our Abdominoplasty page.
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