Your tummy is where the stomach lies and is an essential part of your body as it directly reflects how healthy a lifestyle you may be leading. It undergoes a mixed phase of contraction and expansion, depending on how you treat your stomach with regard to the types of food you intake and the workouts which you may undergo to keep yourself fit. Beyond this in some cases especially for women, the way your tummy works cannot be regulated in times of pregnancy, post pregnancy, aging and natural weight fluctuation. This can affect your tummy and bring about a drastic change, which can adversely affect your health in many ways. Over a period of time skin tends to become saggy and along with unwanted fat tissues, your tummy starts to lose its original shape and elasticity.

Tummy Tuck and Its Impact on Your Stomach

TummyAbdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) is a surgical procedure undertaken in the waist region, which involves an incision under the stomach area in order to remove, unwanted fat along with excess skin tissues. This operation is usually accompanied by liposuction in most cases. A skilled and well-experienced surgeon conducts the procedure in such a way that the end results are satisfactory with a flat tummy and tightened skin. One must also make note that post surgery, incision scars remain but tend to fade over time. The belly button is usually repositioned in most full tummy tucks.

Are You an Ideal Candidate for Abdominoplasty?

TummyA lot of factors are taken into consideration to decide whether a candidate is ideal for tummy tuck procedure. This procedure is not a solution for weight loss but for toning the body at the stomach area. Those who have the following conditions are suitable for this procedure:

  • Excessive fat and skin tissue, causing a sagging abdomen
  • A disproportional abdomen that protrudes away from the rest of the body
  • Weakened and separated muscles in the abdomen

Types of Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is further categorized into two types: Full Tummy Tuck and Mini Tummy Tuck.

Full Tummy Tuck
TummyThis method of abdominoplasty is a two-step process where the excess skin is excised (dermatolipectomy) subsequent to muscle correction. The skin between the navel region and underbelly is removed thereby eliminating most stretch marks at the waistline area. Any excess fat is then further removed through a liposuction to reduce the bulge present in the tummy.

Mini Tummy Tuck
This method of abdominoplasty is relatively minor procedures compared to the full tummy tuck procedure. It does not involve repositioning of the belly button. The procedure often removes a small amount of skin near the pubic area and tends to keep the incision quite short.