Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

The appearance of the saggy abdomen often occurs after giving birth due to excessive weight gain or loss in women or pregnancy. A Tummy Tuck operation is performed to remove the excess fat in the abdominal region, along with the excess fat that loosens and sagging due to these fats, to give the abdomen a tighter and more vigorous appearance.

Those who have significantly lost weight or women who have had several pregnancies and are left with loose, sagging skin and abdominal muscles that do not respond to diet and exercise are common candidates for the operation.

The surgeon will create an incision across the lower abdomen during a tummy tuck, usually just above the pubic region. Depending on the scope of the procedure and the surgeon’s preferred technique, the incision’s length and form may change. The surgeon will peel the skin and fat away from the underlying muscles after making the incision and remove any extra tissue. Also, they will tone and tighten your abdominal muscles, giving you a flatter, more toned appearance. In order to create a smoother, more contoured appearance, the skin is finally dragged down over the muscles and sewn into place.

Several weeks are usually required for recovery following a stomach tuck, during which time the patient must refrain from heavy activities and watch out for overusing their abdominal muscles. In the first few days following surgery, patients may suffer some swelling, bruising, and discomfort; however, these symptoms are typically manageable with pain medication and appropriate post-operative care. The majority of patients are left with a smoother, flatter stomach that seems more youthful and toned, and over time, the incision scars will disappear and become less obvious.

Tummy tucks have risks and potential drawbacks, like any surgical operation, such as bleeding, infection, scarring, and changes in feeling. A stomach tuck, however, can be a secure and efficient technique to enhance the appearance of the abdomen and increase self-confidence when carried out by a qualified and experienced physician.