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This is commonly known as the “tummy tuck.” It is a surgical procedure that primarily involves the enhancement and reshaping of the abdomen. Abdominoplasty helps tighten the sagging skin and remove excess fats on the abdominal area.
Abdominoplasty surgery aims to tighten the abdominal wall while imploring a sexier body contour. This cosmetic surgical treatment also helps clear out stretch marks and other signs of skin ageing on the lower abdomen.
To learn more about tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, you may book your consultation with SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctors. You may also visit any of our clinics in Melbourne, Australia.
All you need to know about
Generally, a tummy tuck surgery is ideal for anyone who intends to lift or remove excess skin and fat in their abdominal region.
Here are candidates who are most ideal for a tummy tuck surgery:
Abdominoplasty surgery aims to tighten the abdominal muscles while reducing loose skin and excess fats. However, this cosmetic body enhancement should not be construed as a weight-loss treatment. In most cases, even patients with minimum body weight can undergo abdominoplasty surgery, especially when excess skin and fat on the abdominal region bothers them.
There are two main types of tummy tuck surgery:
Mini tummy tucks are abdominoplasty that involves the tightening of the stomach between your belly button and pubic area. This type of tummy tuck surgery is most ideal for those who can’t seem to flatten their lower abdomen after gaining weight or giving birth.
A full tummy tuck is a type of abdominoplasty that offers body contouring for the entire abdominal area. Thus, it helps tighten loose skin above and below the belly button. In most instances, an incision is made around the belly button to move it to a better position once the excess skin and fats are removed.
Just like any other cosmetic surgery, abdominoplasty is a delicate and complex procedure that requires the careful hands of a specialist, plastic surgeon or doctor. Thus, licensed surgeons are most like to perform this type of body plastic surgery.
To ensure that you get the best Melbourne tummy tuck procedure, consult with your trusted cosmetic doctors. We can help you find the best surgeon near you.
A tummy tuck, abdominoplasty or other abdominal contouring procedures offer many advantages including the following:
Notice how your body changed after giving birth?
Or do you perhaps feel the laxity in your abdominal skin as you age?
Generally, most women opt for tummy tuck surgery, abdominoplasty and other abdominal muscle procedures to revive the appearance and contour of their abdomen. A tummy tuck plastic surgery can provide dramatic changes to the appearance of your sagging belly.
What is stress urinary incontinence?
This is a urinary condition that makes urine leakage uncontrollable, especially when you sneeze, cough or laugh. One of the benefits of tummy tuck surgery is to alleviate this condition. During the procedure, your surgeon creates a bladder obstruction using the soft tissue located near the pelvic area. Thus, improving the appearance of your tummy while treating your stress urinary incontinence.
How do I know if I have a hernia?
An abdominal hernia occurs when the intestine tends to poke through a weak spot in your abdominal muscles. Strangulated hernia, on the other hand, happens when the contents of the intestines are trapped therein. Indeed, having a hernia is very uncomfortable.
This is when a tummy tuck surgery can be beneficial. This plastic surgery treatment can help reduce abdominal hernia, strangulated hernia or panniculus. A panniculus is an “apron of fat” hanging down over your lower belly. In some cases, panniculus can also be a source of skin irritation due to clothing friction which, in turn, may lead to infection.
You may have noticed how your lower back ached due to bulging stomach bellies or hernia. However, this can be relieved after getting a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty.
Another amazing benefit of a tummy tuck is the toning of the abdominal muscles. When your abdominal wall is toned, the heaviness that you feel will diminish. Thus, imploring a better posture while preventing patients from having “swayback.”
In essence, the main purpose of a tummy tuck is to remove excess fat and skin around your abdomen. It helps repair loose belly muscles, hence resulting in a flatter, smoother and firmer belly. Abdominoplasty can also help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and even cesarian scars.
Were you once an athlete?
In many cases, pregnancy can impact living a once physically active lifestyle. Worst, at one point, unwanted belly fats may begin to accumulate. In which case, you begin to find it more difficult to engage in physical routines.
A tummy tuck plastic surgery can help sculpt your abdomen and stomach to revive your once flat and tones abdomen. Thus, after an abdominoplasty, you will feel a tighter tummy and the lighter feel in your abdominal wall can help you engage in exercises and other physical activities easier.
During your initial consultation, the condition of your abdomen and the surrounding body structures are evaluated and assessed. This is to determine whether or not a tummy tuck, abdominoplasty or other treatment is ideal for you.
Since your body structures, especially the abdominal area will be evaluated, you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes. After the evaluation, your doctor will give you a diagnosis and recommendation in case abdominoplasty surgery, tummy tuck or other abdominal enhancement procedure is best for you.
Post-surgery, you may experience some minor to moderate pain, swelling, and bruising. Considering that tummy tuck procedures are surgical treatments, your strength may be impacted which may lead to an inability to fully stand upright until internal healing is in full phase.
We highly recommend that you bring a friend or relative with you during the procedure. He or she can also help you get back home after the tummy tuck treatment.
On average, a patient who underwent a full tummy tuck may need one or two weeks before he or she can fully stand without any post-operative downtimes. The recovery phases for surgical procedures such as abdominal or tummy surgery vary from patient to patient.
Remember that, this type of plastic surgery may need some time to fully heal from the inside. The coping mechanism of every patient also affects recovery time. Thus, it is important to ensure patient care during this time.
Invariably, the results can vary from patient to patient. Each patient is unique and he or she has different medical, cosmetic, health and personal needs. Thus, the results also vary significantly from one person to another.
The results of a tummy tuck also vary on the preferred treatment and expected results that patients communicate with their cosmetic surgeon. Thus, is very important that you consult your specialist, plastic surgeon, dr or cosmetic doctor.
A tummy tuck offers muscle repair on the abdominal area which leads to a more toned abdomen. Thus, by lifting and reducing fatty tissue of your abdomen, the abdominal muscle is improved giving your stomach a better size and contour.
The muscle repair will not just make your abdomen flatter and firmer but also improve your energy level. Without the heavy mass that you carry on your tummy, you will feel lighter and more energized. After an abdominoplasty procedure, patients will also notice how their overall figure will improve. They will have a more proportionate body structure and weight.
Although some plastic surgeons recommend patients to undergo weight loss before getting abdominal plastic surgery, such can be helpful but not essential. The reason why a specialist, plastic surgeon or doctor recommends losing weight to some patients is to determine if the excessive mass in the abdominal area can be reduced without the need for surgery.
On average, a tummy tuck costs around $15,000 per treatment. However, the price varies on the type of tummy tuck, the amount of repair needed, and if there are other procedures necessary to complete the treatment.
Diabetes is a delicate medical condition. Thus, a referral from your GP or general physician may be necessary before going through a tummy tuck surgery. It is also highly recommended that you research before proceeding to ensure that you have at least a good grasp of the treatment.
Just like breast surgery, abdominoplasty is performed by experienced, highly skilled and board-certified plastic surgeons. It is also done in accredited hospitals or plastic surgery clinics. Thus, you can be sure that it is safe and reliable.
You may choose to read more about the tummy tuck guide, download tummy tuck applications or consult directly with your specialist, plastic surgeon or general physician in Melbourne to learn more about this surgical treatment.
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