What is abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)? The way to get rid of excess skin
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) is one of the three most popular plastic surgeries in the whole world. It is one of the most difficult operations from a technical point of view. The plastic surgeon has to work with both the skin and the subcutaneous fatty tissues, with muscles, and with possible hernias that may be in this area. The aim of abdominoplasty is to restore the ideal proportions of the abdomen, hips, and lower chest. The classical operation lasts about 4-5 hours and refers to moderately traumatic operations.
One of the main reasons why patients are forced to turn to plastic surgeons for abdominoplasty is radical weight loss. It is not about losing three or five kg. Usually, a significant omission of the skin is the result of losing 7-10-15 kg or more. Pregnancy is the second cause leading to a significant deterioration in the appearance of the stomach. After childbirth, in addition to overstretching of the skin in the abdomen, frequent complaints are stretch marks. Also after pregnancy, not everyone likes the protruding navel. In addition, age-related changes and a violation of hormonal balance can be called among the reasons.
Patients turn to plastic surgeons not only,
with cosmetic but also with surgical defects of the abdominal wall. There are different methods of conducting the operation. In aesthetic clinics, they try to use technologies that allow leaving minimal postoperative traces. Often, abdominoplasty is combined with liposuction and removal of hernias.
Abdominoplasty is not an operation to treat obesity and weight loss. Therefore, before resorting to it, you need to find out the causes of obesity, use all methods to achieve weight loss. If the operation is performed at the maximum weight, then after losing weight, the result will be ruined because excess skin can again be formed.