Get rid of your excess fat and transform your abdominal profile with our Tummy Tuck treatment.
What Is Tummy Tuck?
A Tummy Tuck surgery removes any excess skin and fat. For most people, it restores the separated or weakened muscles, thereby creating a firm and smooth abdominal profile.
Tummy Tuck treatment can also be performed along with other cosmetic procedures. Do not confuse a Tummy Tuck with liposuction; however, you can get the two treatments together.
There are two kinds of Tummy Tuck surgeries, complete abdominoplasty and partial abdominoplasty.
In this treatment, the surgeon will cut your abdomen from one hipbone to the other. Then, the skin, tissue, and muscle get contoured as per the requirements. This surgery also involves repositioning your belly button.
After the procedure, for a few days, you might need drainage tubes under your skin.
Mini or partial abdominoplasty is typically for those bodies where fat deposits below the navel. In this surgery, your belly button will most probably stay unmoved.
How Does Tummy Tuck Treatment Work?
In this treatment, fat and excess skin get removed from the abdomen. The connective tissue in the area is also tightened with sutures. Whatever skin remains is then repositioned to present a toned look.
Tummy Tuck surgery may not be for everyone, so discuss your medical history and lifestyle with our surgeon before taking any steps.
Tummy Tuck Procedure
Step 1: Anesthesia
The doctor will recommend either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation to keep you comfortable for the duration of the surgery.
Step 2: Incision
The surgery requires a horizontal incision somewhere between the belly button and the pubic hairline. The length and shape of this incision will depend on the amount of excess skin.
Step 3: Repairing
After the skin lift, the weakened abdominal muscles underneath are fixed. The doctor may make another incision around the navel to remove surplus skin from the upper abdomen.
Step 4: Closing the Incision
Tapes, sutures, clips, or skin adhesives are just some methods used to close the incisions.
Is Tummy Tuck For You?
If any of these situations apply to you, a Tummy Tuck treatment is a good option:
The shape of your abdomen has changed due to significant weight loss or pregnancy.
Your stomach shape harms your self-confidence.
Stretch marks, excess skin, or flab in your abdomen do not improve with exercise and diet.
Your abdomen protrudes and lacks toning even when the rest of your body is in good shape.
You feel that your abdomen is not attractive.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is Tummy Tuck treatment a substitute for exercising?
No, this surgery is not a substitute for exercising or any weight loss program. Moreover, it cannot correct stretch marks unless they are on the same areas where excess skin will be removed.
2. Should I get the treatment if I plan on getting pregnant?
Future pregnancies may disrupt the results of a Tummy Tuck surgery. It is recommended to consider this treatment once you no longer plan on having children.
3. Is Tummy Tuck surgery covered under insurance?
Insurance policies don’t usually cover cosmetic surgery unless performed for a medical reason. For example, if you need to get the procedure done to correct a hernia, your insurance company might cover it.