All you need to know about tummy tuck

All you need to know about tummy tuck

All you need to know about tummy tuck

Are you conscious about your tummy shape? Are stretch marks on your tummy bothering you? Have you been left with a loose hanging tummy post pregnancy with fat and excess skin that is not improving in spite of diet and exercise? Are you tired of tucking in your tummy behind body shapers? Do you want to get back the pre-pregnancy body shape and a flat tummy?

I yes, then a tummy tuck is the solution for what you are looking for. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can help you get back to a sculpted core. During a tummy tuck, the excess skin with stretch marks along with fat is trimmed and reshaped to give a flat, smoother, well contoured tummy.

The surgery helps to flatten the belly by tightening the core muscles of the abdominal wall which become stretched and loose due to pregnancy.

A tummy tuck surgery is not same as liposuction, liposuction only removes fat without treating the excess skin. Routinely liposuction and abdominoplasty are combined together to achieve great results with body contouring.

Before going in for surgery it is necessary to know the facts and details about the procedure. This blog will help you understand the surgery better.

There are different types of Tummy tuck

  • Mini- A mini abdominoplasty targets the skin in the lower part of tummy below the navel. It eliminates the mini belly fold to give you a flat tummy without any changes to the navel. A small amount of skin is excised with a hidden incision similar to your c-section scar.
  • Traditional- A conventional abdominoplasty removes the excess skin and fat from around the navel and lower tummy. Any hernias are treated and core muscules tightened. Liposuction can be added to remove fat from areas not treated by abdominoplasty.
  • Extended- An extended abdominoplasty is similar to traditional abdominoplasty however is more suited for individuals who have lost a lot of weight and have skin excess circumferentially. It treats the skinfold excess that extends into the sides and back.

A tummy tuck is an excellent treatment to achieve a more contoured body and regain the confidence to wear the clothes of your choice. The surgery requires rest for a week to 10 days. Mild to moderate activity can be started after 2 weeks and complete activity can be regained after 6 weeks.

Dr. Sudhanva H Kumar is an experienced body contouring surgeon trained with experts in body contouring from Brazil, USA and Germany. Schedule an appointment to know more about this procedure.