Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” is an operation designed to remove the unnecessary and unwanted skin and fat from the abdomen. The result after this kind of surgery is a flatter, smoother, and well-toned belly. It is ideal for the excess that you can’t still get rid of after regular and serious exercise training. The excess of adipo-cutaneous tissue in the belly is usually due to fluctuation in weight, after pregnancy or even aging.
DID YOU KNOW?
Tummy tuck surgery is often combined with a breast lift surgery for mothers who have given birth. This is very common and is called a “Mommy make-over”.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Abdominoplasty is the sixth most common aesthetic surgery performed in the United States.
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I consider a tummy tuck?
If you have gone through several pregnancies, have lost a considerable amount of weight or have extra skin and fat on the abdominal area, then you are a candidate for an abdominoplasty. This type of surgery is ideal for a normal weight person that is not planning to lose or gain weight in the near future.
Make sure to consult with your surgeon first, on the timing of the surgery.
What is the result I can expect from a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck will give you a flatter and a firmer abdomen. Your surgeon will make sure to have it as proportionate as possible to your body type and shape. It is important to maintain a healthy and steady diet after the surgery and not inflict your body to fluctuating weight gain and loss.