The abdomen will be left sagging and with a large number of grooves as a result of weight fluctuations and pregnancy.
To correct this through cosmetic surgery. The tummy tuck is recommended.
What Is Tummy Tuck?
This is a surgery to get rid of any excess skin and fat buildup in the abdomen which could arise as a result of age, obesity and pregnancy.
Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgical operation which aims to flatten the abdomen in order to give it a better appearance by removing excess skin, getting rid of stretch marks and reducing the thickness of subcutaneous fat around the abdomen.
Who Is A Suitable Candidate For Abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty is suitable for women after pregnancy when their skin has several grooves and is very flaccid. It is usually recommended that the operation be performed after the woman is no longer having babies as the muscles and skin will be relaxed at this point.before the operation counselling will be done to ensure that the patient is emotionally stable as this can be a problem after the surgical operation.
When Is Abdominoplasty Required?
If you are not satisfied with your abdomen’s shape then you are a prime candidate for the operation.
This is usually when the abdomen has several grooves and there is sagging of the skin. A woman who is no longer bearing children may want to have an abdominoplasty. A new pregnancy will cause the abdominal wall and skin to relax and that will lead to the development of stretch marks. A mini-abdominoplasty is an option for a woman who has stopped having children and wants to have a flatter abdomen.
How Is Tummy Tuck Performed?
The specific needs of the patient is thoroughly considered and the surgery is done on an individual basis and in accordance with the specific requirements and needs of the patient.
The operation is done under local anesthesia and it is usually advisable to begin the surgery with liposuction of the abdomen in order to reduce and subcutaneous fat. A transverse incision is made in the lower part of the abdomen to ensure that the incision scar is located at the bikini line. Tissues will be dissected right above the upper abdominal muscles, the waist line is improved and the muscles are then carried to the center. The skin is then stretch out and any excesses are resected.
It is possible that the navel could be repositioned by having a hole made and repositioning the navel in the new hole. Drains are inserted and the wounds are sealed.
What Is The Recovery Period?
After the surgery you can actually start walking. It is advisable that you walk for at least 60 seconds and for 3 to 4 times daily.
You may have difficulty walking upright but it is normal after surgery for the first four days, but on the fifth day you should try walking upright. The drains are removed between the 5th and 7th day and postoperative girdle is recommended for a period of six weeks.