By: Edwin Paul Magallona, MD
Abdominoplasty, commonly known as Tummytuck, is a cosmetic and aesthetic procedure remove excess skin of lower abdomen and its connected layer fat, with simultaneous tightening of the abdominal wall. A flat stomach with eliminating the sagging skin, stretch marks, and post result surgical scars under the navel (often vertical Caesarian section scars). The Protruberant representation is achieved by the tightening of the muscles and fascial layers. Most patients to undergo this procedure, consisting of large weight loss are those who have had multiple pregnancies or those,.
The first step a potential patients should do this is an informative and meaningful advice and visit with a certified cosmetic plastic surgeon. The patient will feel expected to all expectations in terms of search and get better, to discuss the tummy tucks or Tummytuck. But although they should remember that the Aceeptable result basically reasonable improvement and extension and “Perfection” is never impossible and unattainable. Emotional stability in a potential patient is a minimum requirement, while reasonable expectation a must is. You have a “new” look of an Abdominoplasty is it marriage never guarantee of a financially rewarding and successful career or even a happy and problem free. It only improves appearance and possibly helps self-confidence increases. That’s realistic, what can achieve only a Tummytuck for you. How you handle the physical benefits and profits of an Abdominoplasty is really up to you. It should be remembered that a Tummytuck a flat stomach is the most unsightly stretch marks and previous surgical scar.
A simple tummy tucks takes approx. 3-4 hours, but longer if combined with other plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction or some other facial or operations may take. The procedure can set easily in an outpatient or hospital under general anesthesia performed on base. Once a solid sleep under general anesthesia in the entire operation. Sometimes, it can be made anesthesia in the hospital under spinal or PDA.
The incision is made from hip to hip above the pubic area. A further cut is made around the belly button, belly skin to get rid of it. The abdominal skin and underlying fat is then be increased, from the abdominal wall, revealed the muscles and fascia layer significantly streamlined. After tighten, the excess skin is removed and the wounds are closed. The obtained belly button stalk is brought out through a new hole in the abdominal skin. Liposuction is often protected areas, to give a better definition and shape.
Closing of the sections is done by your cosmetic plastic surgeons always gently and carefully. All patients should, however, keep in mind, that scars are realistic inevitable and natural consequences of cutting or surgery, your plastic surgeon will try its best to keep as possible they discreetly and well hidden. After surgery, dressings and binding relief will be retained applied on wounds and stomach while closed suction drains for a few days for the drainage of all expected fluid.
Operational risks and side effects in cosmetic plastic surgery are possible at any time. Bleeding, infection, fluid accumulation, vascular compromise, paresthesia, and healing can occur but not the common problems. Patients are correctly deleted and shielded from the surgical team, while the patient fully understands all possibilities. Pain or discomfort may actually dominated oral medications more than not often by whole. It is however advisable to tell your plastic surgeon or any employee of the unusual and persistent problems. Swelling and bruising are common and expected, and usually in a few weeks to resolve. A feeling of numbness and tightness can exist, which ultimately improves and subsides. Post tummy tucks, patients depend on at least one day for rest and ordered to avoid all efforts. Sutures and drains are usually after a week while abdominal binders for weeks have been waiting for one. Most of the patients after 2-3 weeks back. Best results will be seen after about 3 months.
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