Shapeless abdomen gives an awkward look to an individual. The excess fat around the abdomen is what makes it look ugly and shapeless. A well toned and flat abdomen will give the exact look to your body, which is what many of us strive to achieve through exercise and other methods. Some individuals fails to attain this even after trying many methods. Tummy tuck or abdominoplsty is suggested for those who failed to achieve the ideal abdominal shape through various methods. Sagging or loose abdomen can be a result of various causes such as:
- Prior surgery
- Significant fluctuation in weight etc.
There are lots of people who get confused with tummy tuck surgery as weight-loss surgery. Tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or stretch marks etc. A candidate for tummy tuck surgery should be one who is healthy otherwise. She should have realistic expectations about the results of the surgery.
The first step of the procedure is anesthesia. Anesthesia or intravenous sedation is given to comfort the candidate during surgery. The surgeon will then make a horizontally-oriented incision in the area between the public hairline and navel. The degree of correction required will determine the shape and length of the incision. The weakened abdominal muscles are repaired and sutured through the incision. The excess fat and tissue will also be removed along with muscle repair. Excess skin in the upper abdomen can be removed (if necessary) through a second incision around the navel. After completing all these procedures, the incision will be closed with sutures, clips or tapes.
In order to minimize the swelling, you may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment. The surgeon will give specific instructions on how to care the surgical site and drains. The result of the surgery is a flatter and firmer results. The final result will be visible after resolving the swelling completetly.