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Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Tummy Tuck Treatment

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that flattens the abdomen by removing extra fat and skin, and also tightens the weakened or separated muscles of the abdominal wall. The surgery creates a smoother and firmer profile with a flat and well-toned abdomen.
A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program, but the procedure is helpful only in those cases where there is loose or sagging skin around abdomen. Although the results of a tummy tuck are technically permanent, the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by significant fluctuations in body weight.
Ideal Candidates for Abdominoplasty :
Men and Women in Good Health and at Stable Weight
Individuals with too much flab or Excess skin Around Abdomen that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise
Women who have stretched muscles and skin due to several pregnancies
Non-smoker
Women who are not considering future pregnancies
Previously obese persons who still have excess fat deposits or loose skin around their belly
Individuals with significant fluctuations in weight
Procedure:
The choice of the procedure depends upon the desired results and present situation of the patient. Almost all types of abdominoplasty procedures are performed under general Anesthesia.
Complete abdominoplasty is done in obese people who require maximum correction. The procedure involves incision of abdomen from hipbone to hipbone followed by contouring of the skin, tissue, and muscle as needed. The surgery also involves moving of the belly button.
Partial or mini abdominoplasty is done on people with fat deposits below the navel. The procedure requires shorter incisions and can be done with endoscope without moving the belly button.
Circumferential abdominoplasty is done in those cases where there is excess fat in the back as well as the abdomen. The procedure involves removal of both skin and fat from the hip and back region to improve the three dimensional contour of the body.
After Care:
Patient will have to wear an elastic bandage or compression garment after surgery
Follow all the instructions on wearing and caring of this garment and bandage
Position yourself according to surgeon???s instructions to help ease pain
Limit strenuous exercise for 4 to 6 weeks
Patient may need to stay overnight in the hospital
Follow healthy diet and exercise routine to maintain the results

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