Have you been trying to firm and shape your tummy with exercise, but there seems to be little improvement? Getting rid of that stubborn belly fat can be challenging, and that’s why some people choose to have an abdominoplasty. But what is an abdominoplasty, and how is it performed.
What is an abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic procedure that is done to firm and tone the abdomen. The procedure gets rid of skin and fat in the lower abdominal region, and tightens the underlying abdominal muscles, giving the tummy a more normal appearance.
In addition to a full tummy tuck, some patients may benefit from a variation known as a mini-tummy tuck. The mini-tummy tuck also removes excess fatty tissue and skin, but focuses on the area below the belly button only.
Women that have a ‘mummy tummy,’ after they are finished having children are the normal candidates for a tummy tuck. Men and women that have undergone massive weight loss and end up with extra skin below the umbilicus, are also popular candidates.
How is a tummy tuck performed?
Abdominoplasty is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. The incision for surgery is made just above the pubic area, and normally extends from one hip to the other. During the operation the surgeon will remove the excess skin and fat, and tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. The procedure takes about 2-3 hours to perform.
Recovery after tummy tuck surgery takes about 1-2 weeks.
Are you ready to rejuvenate your abdomen with a tummy tuck? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Athens, GA area, Pittman Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.pittmanplasticsurgery.com, or by calling (706) 549-3203.