It is a frustrating feeling when despite your healthy diet and exercise routine you are unable to fight the stubborn fat that builds up in your stomach. The fat spills out over the pants waistline, sticks out from under the shirt or simply ruins your self-confidence. Tummy tuck surgery is aesthetic surgery designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen. Among other things, the surgery enables tightening of the weak or ruptured abdominal muscles, thus shaping a flat, firmer stomach. The surgery has many advantages, including removing excess skin, eliminating stretch marks, improving posture and more easily maintaining weight.
How is a tummy tuck performed?
Surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes about two hours. During the procedure a vertical incision is made between the navel and the pubic hair line. When the abdominal skin is raised, weak abdominal muscles underneath are tightened , excess skin and fat are removed and the remaining skin is stretched.
What to expect after surgery?
Following surgery you will be monitored for several hours or until the following day. Using an elastic bandage or corset will help minimize the swelling and support your stomach until full healing. Surgery results are expected to appear over time, however to maintain the most favorable results it is desirable to avoid significant fluctuations in weight.