Most often what will happen is when an individual has been overweight for a long period of time is the abdominal muscles and skin tend to become stretched excessively. Now this can happen not only by weight gain but is also prominent when the weight is lost and it can even take place during pregnancy. What will happen is that after these episodes is the tummy does not return to its original shape. This is because it’s been stretched beyond its capacity. Unfortunately these muscles will not always respond to the various diet programs and exercises one might expose themselves to. This is when tummy tuck surgery becomes an alternative.
There’s a couple of things that this procedure will do. It will tighten up the muscles and it will also help to remove the sagging skin which has now become in excess up and it will reduce the accumulation of fatty tissues. The nice part about having a tummy tuck is not only does your tummy flatten out again but the waist becomes smaller as well. The type of results are going to vary a course depending on the individual and the circumstances and to what degree of stretching has taken place.
Then one also has to take into factor the genetics of the muscular tissue itself as well as the build of the body and the texture of the skin. There are a variety of techniques that are surgical by nature but there are some choices. With tummy tucks probably the technique chosen will be the one that is based on the specific condition of the patient themselves and also what the surgeon feels is the safest and most effective.
It usually requires a general anesthetic and it is a substantial incision that is made across the lower part of the abdomen just to the right along the pubic area and then there is another incision which is required just underneath the naval. This is used as a means of being able to loosen the skin area then once the surgeon has been able to enter the abdomen he will position the muscles and sutured them together. What this doe is helps to make the muscles stronger and firmer.
If this type of drastic cosmetic surgery is not required because the condition has not reached the necessity yet then one can have a partial tummy tuck which is a similar procedure but not quite as intense or invasive. It can also be done in addition with a liposuction. But these are all things that are best discussed with your surgeon as to what is the best option for you. Usually the tummy tuck requires five hours of surgery whereas a partial tummy tuck will take anywhere between 1 to 2 hours.
These procedures are most often done in a hospital although there are occasions where they can be done at the surgeon’s office if he is set up to do so. Most often the surgeons prefer an overnight stay in the hospital just to monitor the patient’s overall condition. It takes several weeks for the individual having this done to get back to feeling to normal but most of the patients report that it was well worth