Tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure that improves the shape of the abdomen. During the procedure, the abdominal muscles can be tightened and excess loose skin, fat and stretch marks can be removed. The aim is to get rid of the belly skin that you cannot get rid of with exercise.
Surgery is usually only suitable for patients with a good body mass index (BMI), so it is not a quick remedy for weight loss.
Both men and women who meet the health conditions can benefit from tummy tuck surgery. Women with more than one child may find surgery advantageous in strengthening their abdominal muscles and reducing excess skin. The procedure is also an incredible option for men and women who were previously obese and have excess fat or loose skin around the stomach.
On the other hand, not everyone is suitable for tummy tuck surgery. The doctor may not recommend surgery if the patient wants to lose excess weight, is considering becoming pregnant, has a chronic condition, has a BMI above 30, smokes, and has had previous abdominal surgery with visible scar tissue.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Methods
Traditional tummy tuck methods are determined by the anatomy of the patients, the amount of excess skin, the location of the skin and their clothing preferences.