Tummy Tuck

The stomach is one area of the body that many people feel most self-conscious about, particularly when its proportions or appearance is not to their liking. As a result, many such people opt for one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures available on the market today: the tummy tuck. This procedure, which often forms part of a wider body lift, is chosen by thousands of people each year to change their bodily appearance for the better, leading to increased self-confidence and satisfaction.

Tummy-tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, aims to flatten and tighten the abdominal area by removing loose, excess fat and skin while also tightening the abdominal wall muscles to enhance appearance and feel. Many procedures also attempt to reduce stretch marks in the area that may result from rapid weight gain or pregnancy, among other causes. The tummy tuck is a popular procedure among those who have just had a child, experienced a significant weight loss, or in any other situation where a soft, flabby abdomen and weak abdominal muscles detract from the appearance of the natural body contour.

There are many reasons one might consider a tummy tuck as part of their cosmetic surgery package. These might include:

  • Having a flabby stomach, noticeable stretch marks, or excess abdominal skin that does not readily decrease with dieting or exercise
  • Having an abdomen that has changed in shape due to causes such as pregnancy or serious weight loss.
  • Dissatisfaction with the appearance of a protruding abdomen
  • Low self-confidence as a result of your appearance in this area
  • As with many other cosmetic surgery procedures, different cases call for a combination of different techniques to achieve the desired results. Some of the most common combinations for a tummy tuck are as follows:

  • A full abdominoplasty involves creating an incision across the lower abdomen in addition to the incision around the navel that is commonly used in tummy tucks. The removal of excess skin, tightening of muscles, and liposuction may all be used to improve the contour of the abdominal area.
  • In the case of a mini abdominoplasty, a single incision is most often made in the pubic area. The surgeon will then remove excess skin, tighten muscles and potentially use liposuction through this incision to aesthetically improve the area.
  • Finally, an extended or high lateral tension abdominoplasty is used to target high levels of fat or excess skin around the hips or waist, and is a popular technique for those who are recovering from pregnancy. The effect of this procedure can best be illustrated by grabbing and pulling up the skin along the sides of your waist, which results in a more appealing body contour.
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