A flat and well-toned abdomen is an appealing body profile or contour which a lot of people aspire to have. We often strive to have this feature through diet and exercise, though they sometimes fail to achieve the goal. Abdominoplasty, or commonly known as tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that removes the excess skin and fat of the abdomen, and restores or repairs weakened abdominal muscles, to create an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. However, patients must be informed that this procedure is not a substitute for diet, weight loss, or an appropriate exercise program.
There are a lot of individuals, particularly women of child-bearing age, who have an abdomen that is protruding and with loose and sagging skin despite having a normal body weight and proportional body profile. These changes in the quality of the skin and abdominal muscles are commonly caused by multiple factors that weaken the structure of the abdominal area. They include pregnancy, aging, massive weight loss, hereditary disorders, and previous abdominal surgery or trauma which may affect or change the strength of the abdominal muscles and lead to laxity of the abdominal wall.
Liposuction towards the abdominal area is much more appropriate in cases of younger patients with firm, taut abdominal skin whose main problem is additional fat. In these cases, skin reliably shrinks more than the liposuction part along with a great cosmetic result can be obtained. Remember that this really is only a guideline. The ultimate
choice as to which process is greatest for you personally ought to be produced throughout a private consultation with a qualified surgeon.
Following a tummy tuck procedure, patients describe a significant feeling of tightness around the abdomen. The inconvenience is described as an extreme muscle ache comparable to the feeling after an aggressive abdominal workout. Surgeons feel that the best tummy tucks will trigger a certain amount of post operative discomfort. This is connected towards the extent of tightening that the surgeon has achieved. If a tummy tuck doesn’t hurt at all, the abdomen was most likely not tightened effectively. Swelling and bruising is usually observed after a tummy tuck or liposuction. Surgeons usually provide supplemental liposuction to the upper abdominal region and love handles and bruising will be seen in these locations.
Any cosmetic procedure, like tummy tuck surgery involves many choices. The first and most important is selecting a surgeon. Your surgeon should have at least completed 5 to 7 years of surgical training. He or she is trained and experienced in all plastic surgery procedure, including breast, body, face and reconstruction. Your surgeon should be able to operate in accredited medical facilities. And most importantly he or she, should be board certified in his or her surgical specialty.
Doctor Rino Lorenzo specializes in Tummy Tuck in Manila, Philippines. Please note these photos are taken 2 -4 weeks post surgery and all patients are still experiencing swelling.