Tummy Tuck aka Abdominoplasty:
Rejuvenate Your Belly!
Abdominoplasty is a surgical operation involving the removal of excess flesh from the abdomen. Unfortunately, many individuals have found due to genetics, childbearing, yo-yo dieting, a sedate lifestyle, and other factors, that these situations may have caused excessive, “stretched” out skin in the tummy region and weak abdominal muscles to develop, causing a “pot” belly. And, no matter what amount of exercise or dieting these individuals have attempted, there seems to be little hope for slimming down in the “belly” area. A tummy tuck should be performed as a last resort when all other more natural options have been exhausted.
A tummy tuck is a plastic surgery procedure, where the patient, who ideally is no more than 20% above their optimal body weight, has excessive skin removed from the lower abdominal area, excessive fat may be suctioned from other areas, a surgical tightening of abdominal muscles and has “reengineering” of the belly button area.
Depending upon what you and your doctor agree upon, you may either have a complete or partial abdominoplasty, with the latter being less invasive. The incision and resulting scar are in the region of a normal c-section scar, therefore can be hidden by swimsuits and undergarments. The payoff is less weight being carried in that area resulting in less back pain, a tighter, firmer tummy, and a slimmer profile. Many women and men are extremely happy with this type of procedure.
Due to the fact that this is major plastic surgery, it may take up to 6 weeks for a full recovery, with medium to heavy exercise being greatly limited until your physician feels you are ready to engage in normal activities.