Women scarify a lot to have children and during the course of pregnancy many of them loose their figure. This is more obvious in case of a C section. Most of the moms may have loose abdominal muscles with stretched and saggy skin over it and excess fat gets deposited on the abdominal area.
In many cases even the exercises and diet won’t reverse the changes that happened in abdominal areas and in such cases tummy tuck/abdominoplasty are carried out effectively.
Tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgical procedure that helps to remove the excess fat and skin and restores the abdominal muscles to provide a smoother and firmer figure. It also helps to reduce the stretch marks that are beneath the navel line as most of the marks get removed along with the skin and remaining gets improved when the skin is pulled taut.
As the skin is tightly packed it avoids the loose pockets in the skin where fats get deposited and narrow down the waist line. Many times the belly button is also shifted based on the newly contoured abdomen.
Adults who are overweight and have a saggy abdominal area that does not respond well to the exercises and diet can undertake this tummy tuck procedure.
A horizontal incision is made in between the navel and pubic hairline during this procedure and the size of the incision depends on the extent of skin and fat which has to be removed. If the procedure has to be done on the area below the navel then it can be done with a shorter incision at the pubic bone.
It is performed under general anesthesia and hence is relatively painless and most of the patients can return to their normal life in ten to fourteen days. Most of the surgeons put drains to ward off the fluid accumulated around the wound for some days.
The results of tummy tuck start to appear in two to four weeks time and the end results will be obtained in eight weeks’ time. Within one year the incision marks get fade and flatten.
Like any other surgery this one also carries certain risks of anesthesia reactions, blood clots, bleeding, delayed wound healing, infection etc but chances of such risks are less.
Tummy tuck thus helps to tone the abdominal area by tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall and by removing the excess fat and skin.