Tummy Tuck - What Can it Do for You?

Posted August 11, 2022
How can tummy tucks change your body

One of the most desired features that people want to enjoy on their body is the appearance of a tight and firm abdomen. While this is a goal shared by many people, it often seems like the body has a stubborn pocket of fat of varying size that refuses to leave the stomach. This area of fat can make the difference between the appearance of a toned abdomen and contoured midsection and a flabby look to that area of the body. A tummy tuck, which is also known as abdominoplasty, can address this issue by removing excess fat and skin as well as tightening the muscles in the targeted area of the body. If you are interested in undergoing a tummy tuck, let’s start this informative article with a look at how a tummy tuck is performed from Cosmetic Town TV before giving you even more information to make an educated decision about having the procedure.

Tummy Tuck – What is It?

When it comes to a tummy tuck, the name describes what the procedure is designed to provide the patient. A tummy tuck gives you a tummy that is smoother and firmer in appearance. There are multiple options when it comes to the type of tummy tuck that can be performed:

  • A traditional tummy tuck is when the surgeon creates an incision that runs from one side of the hip to the other side of the hip. In addition, the incision goes around the belly button of the person in order to give the navel a new position.
  • An extended tummy tuck is the procedure of choice when there are “love handles” (areas of skin that extend outwards from the hips) that need to be removed as well as excess fat and skin that is located around the stomach.
  • A mini tummy tuck is able to alter and enhance the appearance of the area of the abdomen that is below the navel.
  • An endoscopic tummy tuck is ideal for a person that does not have a lot of fat located in the area of the abdomen. It is also a good choice for a person with abdominal muscles that are weak and those who have a small amount of loose skin around the stomach.

These tummy tuck options are able to get rid of loose skin and fat located in the abdomen. In addition, the removal of the fat and skin allows you to enjoy a restored foundation of the abdominal muscles if you experience loose muscles or excess fat and skin after a large weight loss or pregnancy.

FYI: Your surgeon might recommend the combination of liposuction with the tummy tuck for the removal of even more fat and a greater contour to the treated area.

Tummy Tuck – Are There Any Limitations or Risks?

Limitations of Tummy TuckThe main limitation of a tummy tuck is that the surgery is not a procedure that is intended to help you lose weight. In general, a tummy tuck is performed to give the abdomen an improved contour. There are some instances where patients will lose some of their weight after the surgery, but it will likely not be much more than a few pounds of weight loss.

There is also a limitation to the extent of the results that can be provided, and the final results depend on the type of tummy tuck that is performed by the surgeon.

When it comes to the risks involved with a tummy tuck, some of the most common risks and side effects include swelling and bleeding after the surgery along with the chance of an infection. In addition, there is a chance that the contour might not be as extensive as desired, or the abdomen can have an asymmetrical appearance after the healing process is completed.

Tummy Tuck – What to Expect When It Comes to the Results

The final results of a tummy tuck will be visible once the swelling after the surgery has resolved on its own. The length of the results depends on whether or not you follow a healthy lifestyle and a proper diet. If a healthy lifestyle is part of your daily routine, the results can last for ten (or more) years. In general, the look of the abdomen should be more toned in appearance and there should also be a smoother contour to the body. It is also important to maintain a healthy weight as large fluctuations in your weight can impact the final results. There might be some scarring on the body but the size and look of the scars depends on the technique that was performed by the surgeon. Any scars should become lighter and flatter in appearance as time passes after the surgery.

If you are interested in having a tummy tuck to gain an improved contour to the body, schedule a consultation appointment with your preferred surgeon who is experienced in performing a tummy tuck.

- MA


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