Tummy Tuck Surgery
Sometimes simply dieting and exercising are not enough to take care of waistline problems. In such cases, a patient may wish to consider a tummy tuck .The Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty, is a procedure used to tighten lax abdominal muscles and remove excess skin and fatty deposits from the abdominal wall.
This procedure is designed for those who wish to have a flatter and tighter abdominal wall.
Abdominoplasty is a popular option for women who have lost elasticity in their abdominal area due to pregnancy, and others who have experienced sagging, fat deposits, and loss of elasticity as a result of aging, weight loss, or other factors.
Following the procedure, patients have a firmer, leaner, and more sculpted looking abdomen and a slimmer waist.
Depending on each patient’s unique needs and goals, an Abdominoplasty may consist of any one or more of the following procedures to resolve specific problems:
. Tightening excess skin to eliminate loose and sagging skin
. Tightening the underlying abdominal muscles to create a firmer abdominal wall
. Removing excess fat to eliminate a protruding tummy
There are two general types of Abdominoplasty in current use: Complete and partial.
Complete Tummy Tuck
classic Abdominoplasty is a procedure in which the surgeon flattens the epigastric area, ridding the patient of unwanted fat in the belly, and tightening sagging skin. The surgeon accomplishes this by removing excess skin and fat, translocating the navel, and tightening the abdominal muscles, creating a slimmer waistline.
is a less extensive type of the Abdominoplasty procedure, requiring a smaller incision. Unlike the complete Abdominoplasty, the partial Abdominoplasty is localized below the navel area, and does not involve translocating the nave