Tummy-tuck surgery or abdominoplasty is a surgical process by which the extra skin around the area of the tummy or abdomen is removed and the wall muscles are also tightened. Many people suffer from the excess skin in their abdomen area which cannot be reduced by following any diet or physical exercises. This procedure is the last option available for those who have tried all their means in order to get a perfectly shape tummy. Abdominoplasty is a solution to the problem for those women who have developed loose skin due to pregnancy. There are mainly two types of abdominoplasties, one is mini abdominoplasty which only focuses on the region below the navel, while abdominoplasties are regarded as wide and more extensive.
You may be a good candidate for an Abdominoplasty surgery if you have one or more of the following conditions:
1.If you are a male or a female with bulging abdomen and hanging fold of skin:
2.Post-pregnancy abdomen with stretch marks and hanging skin fold.
3.Post-caesarian section bulging abdomen with or without a hernia or a vertical scar on lower abdomen.
4. If you have lost a lot of weight after Bariatric surgery.
Procedure for Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
The different types of abdominoplasties are-
1) Complete Abdominoplasties
The surgical procedure involves making incisions making two incisions. First incision is starting from hip to hip and over the pubic area. The other incision surrounds the skin in order to make the navel free. The surgeon then separates the skin from the walls of the abdomen so as to tighten the fascia and the muscles. Further, the sutures tighten the fascia wall. Liposuction technique can also be used to redefine the abdominal figure.
2) Mini Abdominoplasty
The surgical procedure involves making a little incision and the lower abdomen fat and skin are separated from the fascia muscle. The surgeon then stretches down the skin in order to remove the extra skin. Many times a section of the muscle fascia is also tightened. Liposuction technique is also used to outline the transition zone. In the end, the flap is stitched up in its place.
3) Circumferential Abdominoplasty (Belt Lipectomy)
This abdominoplasty comprises of both extended abdominoplasty along with buttock lift. Belt Lipectomy is a surgical operation where the scar is done around the whole body. This procedure is apt for those patients who have lost excessive weight.