Also known as abdominoplasty
Not only stretch marks on the lower abdomen may be removed, but also not the stretch marks in the upper abdomen, and not all may be removed. Most patients report improved self-esteem as a result of this procedure, and it is popular when a saggy stomach and weak muscles affect the body contours.
‘How Is A Tummy Tuck Procedure Performed?’
During the surgical procedure, the surgeon will remove the loose abdominal skin and tighten the abdominal muscles with sutures. The surgeon also marks the abdomen to indicate the newly positioned navel as well as the location of the tumor.
Injection of vasoconstrictors that control bleeding by narrowing blood vessels, such as vasoconstrictors, vasopressin, and vasocorticoids.
The primary abdominal incision will be made in the pubic area from one hip bone to the other, and the surgeon will remove the skin from the abdominal wall and chest. A full mastectomy of the abdomen does not involve incisions below the umbilical cord, but surgeons will make a short incision for a mini tummy tuck. The surgeon can place sutures in the fascia (abdominal muscles) to pull them into a more rigid position.
This is part of muscle repair surgery, and the abdominal skin is then stretched down to the incision line. After the abdominal muscles have been sewn, the surgeon will remove excess fat from the body. The excess skin is removed from one hip bone to the other by long, tight incisions in the pubic area.
Next, the surgeon marks the placement of the abdominal button and the navel remains in the same place, even though the skin has been moved on it.
The surgeon will cut a hole through the draped skin and sew the navel shut, and the surgeon will use his hand or a surgeon’s knife or even needle and thread to close the incision.
The drain is a transparent plastic tube that leads from the body through a very short cut (the main cut) to a small oval-shaped light bulb. Every time the light bulb is emptied and closed, you are asked to squeeze it to empty the wound. The surgeon will insert one or more drains to prevent fluid from accumulating, which can put pressure on the incision.
Your best option is determined by a panel – a certified plastic surgeon – but several options will help you achieve the best results and make the surgical experience as easy and convenient as possible.
In addition to an incision in the lower abdomen, traditional abdominal surgery requires incisions in the navel. If the pubic area is affected by a pregnancy, genetic laxity, or obesity, the skin can be removed from the navel and the abdominal area can be contoured by liposuction. A single incision is made to make the pubic area as deep as possible, which can reach from a few centimeters to the entire abdominal cavity. Excess skin is removed, muscles are tightened and the abdominal area can be shaped by liposuction.
A mini tummy tuck is usually recommended for those who have always been in good shape but cannot achieve their aesthetic goals. The ideal candidates for a mini tummy tuck have a relaxed posture or bulging belly button. After the incision, the surgeon removes excess skin, tightens sagging muscles, and can refine the area further by liposuction.
A high lateral tension tummy tuck is one of the first procedures to treat excess skin after significant weight loss during pregnancy. If you have excess skin on your hips or hands, do it long before you tackle the problem.
This technique uses layers of deep tissue to support and sustain repair and involves a tummy tuck in the front of the abdomen. In this procedure, the lift is moved to the side of the thighs to improve the contour of this area, exposing and enhancing hips and thighs. You can simulate this effect by pulling at the skin at the side and waist as if you were wearing a pair of trousers.
The shape and length of the incision are determined by the surgeon based on your preference and the extent of correction required. A scar on the abdomen looks like this: A full abdominal plastic incision is usually a “V,” “U” or “V” incision. The scar can be hidden under a bikini but is usually visible from the outside, as well as from the stomach.
In a mini tummy tuck, the surgeon can place the incision as deep as possible, or it can be hidden in the pubic area. A cut near the belly button can also have a different shape, such as a “V,” “U,” or “D” shape with a small hole in it.
The length of a mini abdominal incision can vary depending on the size of the skin the surgeon removes. In abdominal surgery with high lateral tension, there are no scars, but there is an incision near the umbilical cord and the removed abdominal skin is located below the umbilical cord. It is common not to use the umbilical cord itself, as not so much skin needs to be removed centrally.
‘How To Prepare’
Opting for a tummy tuck is often a process that takes months and a long time, but it is worth the effort. Try weight loss and exercise strategies before deciding whether to proceed with the procedure to see if you can achieve the desired appearance without having to undergo surgery.
The procedure is performed in an operating theatre in a hospital or surgery center and you stay at least one night after the procedure. There are options to do a less invasive partial procedure or go home the same day.
What to Wear
It is a good idea to wear loose clothing that allows access to the post when using a post – the operational drain. Pack comfortable clothes to get dressed on the way home and make sure you are aware of the instructions for your suitcase. Follow them closely and pack comfortable clothes and get dressed when you go home.
Your doctor will explain the expected length of your stay when you discuss your surgical plans. You need to transform yourself into a hospital gown so you can wear whatever you want during the surgery. You must abstain from eating or drinking until midnight on the night of the belly tuck.
Food and Drink
If you are taking oral steroids or diabetes medication, you must follow a modified dosage schedule in the days leading up to abdominal surgery. Your doctor may ask you to stop taking blood thinners a few days before the procedure.