Considering Tummy Tuck?

  • Posted on: Apr 29 2024
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A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can provide significant health benefits beyond just cosmetic improvements. Here is a description of why this procedure can be a life-affirming treatment:Tummy tucks can strengthen the core muscles and improve posture. By tightening the abdominal wall, a tummy tuck provides more support for the spine, which can lead to better posture and reduced back pain. This can have a positive impact on overall physical health and mobility.Additionally, tummy tucks can help resolve issues like urinary incontinence and ventral hernias. By correcting weakened abdominal muscles, the procedure can alleviate stress urinary incontinence and allow patients to resume normal activities without discomfort from a hernia. This can significantly improve quality of life.Finally, removing excess, sagging skin after significant weight loss or pregnancy can enhance a patient’s ability to exercise and maintain their body profile1. This can boost self-confidence and encourage a healthier, more active lifestyle. Overall, a tummy tuck can be a transformative procedure that addresses both physical and psychological well-being.


What Are The Steps Of A Tummy Tuck Procedure?

tummy tuck procedure includes the following steps:

Step 1 – Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

Step 2 – The Incision

A full tummy tuck requires a horizontally-oriented incision in the area between the pubic hairline and belly button.

Tummy tuck incision front abdomen

The shape and length of the incision will be determined by the amount of excess skin. Once the abdominal skin is lifted, the underlying weakened abdominal muscles are repaired.

A second incision around the navel may be necessary to remove excess skin in the upper abdomen.

Tummy tuck incision front abdomen sutures

The upper abdominal skin is pulled down like a window shade. The excess skin is trimmed and the remaining skin is sutured together. A new opening for the belly button is created. The belly button is popped through to the surface and sutured into position.

Tummy tuck side before and after

Step 3 – Closing The Incisions

Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips close the skin incisions.

Step 4 – See The Results

Your tummy tuck will result in a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight. Get more information about tummy tuck results.

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