Abdominoplasty – Between Necessity and Caprice
This is not a surgery that is simply cosmetic, as is the case with other plastic surgeries. This can also be a necessity, as there are many people who have lost weight and need a reshaping of their body.
Abdominoplasty is the surgery that takes out the extra fat and skin from the lower part of your abdomen, making your tummy look flat again and with hardened abdominal muscles. It’s a major surgery and for this, you ought to find out as many details before deciding to go ahead.
Are You Up For This?
The patients can be either male or female, with a good, healthy condition and without major illnesses. This is not a surgery to be confused with liposuction, although these two can be combined, if the surgeons consider it a good option.
The women who have given birth and who got a bad looking skin on their abdomen, with wrinkles and ‘apron’ can choose this surgery as a method to remove the skin, to harden the muscles and to achieve the waist they want.
In addition, it is a good intervention for those who have lost so much weight that their body left an ‘apron’ in the lower part of the abdomen – an excess of skin and fat that is unaesthetic and can’t be removed with diet and exercise.
To get better long-term results, after the surgery is performed, the patient must be careful to not get more weight again, with diet and exercise.
The Benefits of the Tummy Tuck
The surgery allows you to obtain a perfectly flat abdomen, a slimmer waist and the removing of the stretch marks that are located under the belly button and improving the aspect of those who are placed on the upper part of the abdomen. Apart from this, there is also noted an increase in confidence and trust people gain after this surgery. This is the reason because some people get to wear the clothes that they wanted but couldn’t until now and the nice new body shape that they wanted.
The abdomen won’t stand out as before, and this is the difference between this procedure and liposuction, as this also removes the skin, not just the body fat that is under the skin.
It is a medical procedure that is highly recommended for the obese patients that have lost weight and the skin that sags is in excess, as there can appear fungus infections and other bacteria that can lead to skin necrosis.
Types of Surgery
The classic abdominoplasty – It’s the most frequently made surgery. It implies a horizontal incision in the lower part of the abdomen, and an incision around the belly button, which will be also repositioned. This can be combined with liposuction.
The mini-abdominoplasty – Also known as partial abdominoplasty, it implies a shorter incision that the one made for the classic type for this surgery, it doesn’t involve moving the belly button and it allows for the extra skin and fat to be removed from the lower part of the abdomen. The recovery takes place much faster.
The extended abdominoplasty – The incisions are made from one part to the other of the waist – but the scars are still covered by the lingerie. It allows for the extra skin and fat to be removed from the waist and hips.
The circumferential abdominoplasty – The incision allows for a greater access and is made all around the waist. It helps taking the extra fat and skin from the abdomen, hips, buttocks and thighs. This is recommended only in post bariatric surgery – when the weight was extreme, and so was losing of the weight, and it’s actually part of a procedure called ‘body lift’.