Abdominal Liposuction (Tummy Tuck)
The surgery to correct the loose flabby protuberant or pendulous skin of the tummy is called a tummy tuck. A well toned and flat tummy is a sign of fitness and good health. It is a dream that many try to achieve.
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Some succeed through exercise and weight control, but many don’t. Pregnancy, excessive weight loss, abdominal operations and stretch marks lead to extreme laxity of skin of the tummy and Tummy tuck corrects all these changes. If the abdominal wall muscles are tightened along with tightening of the skin, it is called an Abdominoplasty. If there is a ventral hernia due to gap in the six pack muscles, this can be corrected as well. If body contouring with liposuction is done simultaneously, it is called lipoabdominoplasty.
Depending on the amount of laxity of tummy skin/ amount of pendulous skin fold you, could either need a limited abdominoplasty, modified limited abdominoplasty extended modified abdominoplasty, Full abdominoplasty or lipoabdominoplasty.
Liposuction may be able to get rid of excess fat in the lower part of the abdomen, but often the excess skin fold fails to contract. Hence, the best option in such cases is to cut and remove both the excess fat and skin.
When the excess fat and skin fold is excised, there is an opportunity to restore weakened or separated muscles of the abdomen. This creates a profile that is smoother and firmer, often enhancing your body image and confidence. It can improve your posture and also enables you wear better fitting clothes.
Women who have undergone caesarian section have the opportunity to have the existing scar revised. Patients whose weight has been stabilised after weight loss program or feel they are at their ideal weight are also good candidates for a tummy.