Abdominoplasty – cosmetic tummy tuck
The purpose of abdominoplasty is to remove excess fat and skin in the stomach area and to tighten the abdominal muscles. The result is a smoother and tighter stomach.
The majority would like to have a flat, smooth and firm stomach. During pregnancy and weight gain the skin stretches substantially and for some it does not go back as desired after having given birth or losing weight. This type of loose skin can not be helped by exercise and the solution will be abdominoplasty. For others there may be genetic reasons for fat deposits in the abdomen. This bothersome apron of fat can be removed surgically.
A full tummy tuck is an operation where all excess skin and fat in the lower part of the abdomen, from the navel down to the pubic line, is removed. The abdominal muscles are usually tightened. The procedure is often done in conjunction with liposuction for moulding the stomach and waist. Although liposuction is used, this is not a surgery that will help one to lose weight, and one should keep in mind that the best result is accomplished if one has lost unwanted excess weight before surgery.
A mini tummy tuck is a slightly smaller operation. In some cases there is loose skin below the navel. The skin fold below the navel is corrected with a smaller incision that will leave a barely visible scar, and one will recover fast.