There are many ways this extra skin and fat stays around the abdominal area, and no amount of diet or exercise will eliminate it:
• Multiple pregnancy
• Loss of elasticity in the skin
• Sudden, extreme weight loss
After liposuction of the abdomen and waist to sculpt the body, a shallow incision is made in the skin. The length of the incision is dependent on the extent of the area of the damaged skin. Then, we bring your abdominal muscles closer together and affix them in place. Finally, we remove excess skin, stretch the skin back down and make a new spot for your navel.
Due to the minimally invasive nature of the lipo-abdominoplasty procedure, all of our patients go home the same day. Within 2 weeks, all of your stitches will be able to be removed and you can get started on the healing process. Normal activity such as work or school can be resumed within 12-14 days. Exercise can begin after 4 weeks.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
The tummy tuck is a procedure that will remove excess fat and skin and tighten underlying muscles in the abdomen. It also gets rid of loose or wrinkled skin and stretch marks. Both women and men can benefit from this extremely effective body contouring surgery. Pregnancy, weight gain, and weight loss have a devastating impact on a woman’s abdomen. Only rarely can diet and exercise fully restore the abdominal wall to its flat desirable shape after the skin and muscles have been stretched to their limit. After losing weight, men can also have difficulties regaining their youthful flat abdomen.
Liposuction is ideal for contouring the abdomen for those who have good skin tone and excess fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, but the tummy tuck is a better procedure for women and men who have loose abdominal skin following pregnancy and weight loss.While it does drastically improve the appearance of the abdomen, it does produce a permanent scar which, depending on the extent of the original problem and the surgery required to correct it, can extend from hip to hip.
The best candidates for a tummy tuck are men or women who are in relatively good shape, but are bothered by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that will not respond to diet or exercise. The surgery is particularly helpful to women who, through multiple pregnancies, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where they can return to normal. Loss of skin elasticity in older patients, which frequently occurs with slight obesity, can also be improved.
Like other cosmetic surgeries such as breast augmentation and liposuction, a tummy tuck can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it will not necessarily change your appearance to match your ideal look, or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon.
Tummy tucks, whether lower abdomen or full, produce excellent results for patients with weakened abdominal muscles or excess skin. In most cases, the results are long lasting if you follow a balanced diet and exercise regularly. If you are realistic in your expectations and prepared for the consequences of a permanent scar and a recovery period, a tummy tuck may be just the answer for you, and you should be confident that Ageless Body Sculpting & MedSpa will provide the best tummy tuck offered.
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