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Want a Taut Tummy? Try a Tummy Tuck!

Published on October 31, 2017

Sometimes, no amount of exercise and diet routines can tackle stubborn abdominal fat. There are several ways to address the issue. One of the quickest options to help reduce abdominal fat is through the tummy tuck procedure. No matter what the cause is and no matter how severe the condition is, with a tummy tuck, it is possible to obtain remarkable results. For the cases where there is too much tummy fat, liposuction and other combination procedures might be adopted.

The Tummy Tuck

The abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is a surgery done in order to eliminate excess tissue from the abdomen, making it smoother and firmer. Excess fat and skin are removed, and drooping muscle tissues are tightened. The procedure can help create a fit and well-contoured silhouette.

Who Can Get a Tummy Tuck?

Anyone with good general health can opt for a tummy tuck procedure. For best results, you should maintain a healthy stable weight before and after the procedure. Unhealthy lifestyle habits like smoking would have to be given up to make sure that the surgery is successful. New mothers who are finding it difficult to lose the pregnancy belly also opt for the tummy tuck procedure. Based on the actual problem at hand, the surgeon will recommend a customized procedure to get the desired outcome.

What to Expect from the Tummy Tuck Procedure

As with most surgeries, the tummy tuck starts with application of anesthesia. Depending on the level of correction required and the type of tummy tuck performed, a general anesthesia or local with intravenous sedation will be given.

After this, the incisions will be created. A single horizontal curving incision is made from one hip to the other on the abdomen. A second incision is also created, this one around the belly button. These incisions allow for access to the tissues of the lower and mid abdomen.

Muscle repairs are then performed. This involves rejoining the loose and sagging abdominal muscle tissues with the help of internal sutures. The excess fat cells and loose skin are removed. Finally, the outer skin is held taut, and the incisions are closed using stitches. Repositioning of the belly button might be done sometimes.

The incisions are kept as small as possible. The recovery process can happen in a matter of a few weeks. During this time, you will need to stay home from work, and it will be vital to avoid performing any strenuous tasks or taking part in physically taxing activities like heavy exercise. The results are noticeable soon after the surgery, and you will be advised to focus on maintaining a healthy diet and an active lifestyle to help maintain the slimmer and fitter profile that was achieved through the surgery.

Make an Appointment for an Abdominoplasty Consultation

When you choose an experienced surgeon, you can be assured that the results will look natural. Dr. Lu-Jean Feng, a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon, is your ideal choice for body contouring. Contact us to get started with your consultation.

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