Everyone wants to look good with the slim and trim personality. Loose, unsightly bulges in the waist and tummy area are a common problem in women, especially after their childbirth or other surgical procedures. Abdominoplasty which is also called as “tummy tuck” can resolve contours of the abdomen by surgical removal of excess skin and underlying fat.
The final result is a flatter, firmer belly with desirable waist contours and desirable personality. It also helps in removing the stretch marks present in the lower abdomen and reduced by this procedure and also helps in strengthening the abdominal musculature which becomes loose and lax because of the following pregnancy period. The final scar following surgery is hidden in the panty line as in a caesarean section. There is no requirement for the admission in the hospital because surgery will only take a short duration of period.
The procedure involves excision of excess skin along with underlying tissue and repositioning of the umbilicus. Depending on the extent of laxity, the procedure can be a mini – abdominoplasty where the umbilicus is not repositioned or a total abdominoplasty with a recreation of the umbilicus. A compression garment will be prescribed to patients and they must be worn at all time for some period and exercises are prohibited for initial few weeks.