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Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tummy tuck surgery or called “abdominoplasty”. Those who have redundant abdominal skin and muscle relaxation resulting in bulging of the abdomen, even if they don't have too much fat, need to have a major operation called the "Tummy tuck surgery" to cut out excess skin and tighten the muscle.

This Tummy tuck surgery procedure needs general anesthesia and hospitalization for a few days.

Some patients also have so much fat that they also need separate liposuction and tummy tuck procedures. These procedures should not be combined because it can prolong serum oozing.

Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a "Tummy tuck surgery," is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. The Tummy tuck surgery procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen. But bear in mind, it does produce a permanent scar, which, depending on the extent of the original problem and the surgery required to correct it, can extend from hip to hip.

If you're considering Tummy tuck surgery, this will give you a basic understanding of the procedure-when it can help, how it's performed, and what results you can expect. It can't answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient and the surgeon. Please ask your surgeon about anything you don't understand.

 


The best candidates for Tummy tuck surgery are men or women who are in relatively good shape but are bothered by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that won't respond to diet or exercise. The Tummy tuck surgery is particularly helpful to women who, through multiple pregnancies, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where they can return to normal. Loss of skin elasticity in older patients, which frequently occurs with slight obesity, can also be improved.

Patients who intend to lose a lot of weight should postpone the Tummy tuck surgery. Also, women who plan future pregnancies should wait, as vertical muscles in the abdomen that are tightened during surgery can separate again during pregnancy. If you have scarring from previous abdominal surgery, your doctor may recommend against Tummy tuck surgeryor may caution you that scars could be unusually prominent.

Tummy tuck surgery can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won't necessarily change your looks to match your ideal, or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have Tummy tuck surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your plastic surgeon.

For tummy tuck surgery, we normally use local anesthesia, combined with a sedative to make you drowsy. You'll be awake but relaxed, and your abdominal region will be insensitive to pain. (However, you may feel some tugging or occasional discomfort).

Preparation

Before operation, please inform us if there are any allergies or serious medical conditions. Also please inform us all medication that you are taking.
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