Abdominoplasty, commonly known as "Tummy Tuck" is a cosmetic surgery used to make the abdomen more firm by surgical tummy reduction methods. The surgery is a procedure of removing excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the fascia and muscle of the abdominal wall.
Types of Issues
The most common causes of developing an abdomen that protrudes or is sagging and loose includes:
- Significant fluctuations in weight
- Prior surgery
Types of Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty :
The Mini Tummy Tuck: The mini tummy-tuck or tummy reduction surgery is a procedure done to remove stubborn belly flab that would not get reduced by diet or exercise. It is recommended for people with generally healthy and fit people. The incision made is smaller in general.
The Standard Tummy Tuck: This tummy reduction surgery is ideal for people who have loose skin to remove from their midsection. It is recommended for people who are in good physical health. The surgical incision is slightly higher, running in a straight line between the hip bones. Here, before the surgeon tightens the abdominal muscles and closes the incision, liposuction may be used to assist with the fat removal.
The Extended Tummy Tuck: This tummy reduction procedure is ideal for people with greater amount of loose skinon their abdomen. The amount of fat is also required to be removed alongwith the extra skin. A long incision is made in the abdominal area which reaches till the hip to the lower back. Generally, liposuction is done to remove the excess fat from the tummy.
Liposuction is performed to remove the excess fat from the tummy area before actually performing the above tummy tucks.
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