TUMMY TUCK OVERVIEW
A tummy tuck or an abdominoplasty is a procedure that seeks to combat not just the fat of the abdomen but the remaining skin when the fat has been removed. The fat may have been lost naturally, through liposuction or post-partum, but the same fold or “apron” of skin remains around the abdomen. As the skin is not attached to muscle it is very difficult to tone through exercise. A full tummy tuck is above and below the navel with the navel repositioned during surgery. A simple tummy tuck is just below the naval leaving the belly button in place.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Abdominoplasty is major surgery carrying all the associated risks. There is a full (general) anthesthic and a hospital stay with significant pain post-surgery. Initially you may feel tight and restricted and need help with day-to-day tasks. Post–op a girdle must be worn for up to 3 months to support the abdomen but exercise can commence after about 6 weeks.
A flat tummy and abdomen, making you look healthier, fitter and more youthful. The resulting aesthetic enhancement can increase your confidence and enhance your overall sense of wellbeing.
Major surgery involves risk and a time commitment. Weight can be gained again post-surgery and heredity factors such as skin elasticity influence the look of the abdomen on different women.