Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty – Get Rid Of That Bulging Tummy

Have you been having a difficult time getting rid of the excess fat around your stomach? Have you tried all kinds of exercises and even tried to diet with no success? You need not be discouraged as there is a perfect solution for you. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a procedure designed to get rid of excess fat and skin around your abdomen, giving you a firm and flat tummy that will leave you feeling amazing.

Candidates

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A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is well suited for women who have had more than one pregnancy and whose skin and muscles around the abdomen have been stretched excessively. People who were previously obese and have lost a lot of weight may also be good candidates for this procedure. It will get rid of excess and loose skin and fat that is left around the stomach area.

Standard abdominoplasty

In this procedure the cosmetic surgeon cuts the abdomen from one hip bone to the other. This incision is made on the lower abdomen at the level where the pubic hair begins. The skin, muscles and tissue are then reshaped as needed. A new opening is made for the belly button, and the surgeon may decide to place drainage tubes under the skin which will be removed after a few days.

Mini abdominoplasty

AbdominoplastyThis is a procedure best suited for people who need to get rid of excess fat under the belly button. Usually the belly button is not moved and a short incision is made below the belly button where the excess fat is removed. The muscles are then tightened, the skin pulled downwards, and the incision is closed.

Circumferential abdominoplasty

This procedure is conducted on patients who may have excess skin and fat all around the abdomen and the back. The excess loose skin is usually found on patients who have lost a large amount of weight probably due to a gastric bypass surgery. In this procedure, a cut is made around the entire waist line and the surgeon then removes the excess fat and skin. The muscles are then tightened and sometimes the buttocks and outer thighs are lifted. A new belly button is then created. This procedure gives you a good balance of the body when viewed from a three dimension position.

Body lift

The body lift technique is one of the ways that can be used to remove excess fat in the abdominal area. The surgeon not only removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, but the procedure extends to the hips, back, outer thighs and even the buttocks. The procedure leaves the patient with a 360 degree scar, but it fades well with time.

Preparing for surgery

If you are a smoker, you will be required to stop smoking for at least two weeks before the surgery. The doctor will also advise you on eating a balanced diet as nutrition will assist you to heal well. Having the right surgeon to treat you is the most important preparation.