Tummy Tuck also popular as Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that helps to flatten the abdomen by removing the extra skin and fat. The procedure also includes the tightening of muscles in the abdominal wall. This FDA-approved surgical procedure is capable of meeting customized needs of each candidate. The surgical procedure may vary depending on the area to be addressed or the surgeon you choose.

So if dieting and exercise are not being enough to address the flaws of your abdomen then consider Tummy Tuck. Often Tummy Tuck is confused with Liposuction but they are completely different procedures. Though at times surgeons may perform Tummy Tuck along with Liposuction to achieve the best desired result. However, Tummy Tuck is a major surgery so anyone deciding to go for the procedure must be well aware of the benefits and risks involved in it.

Who can be the best candidate for Tummy Tuck?

  • A Tummy Tuck candidate can be both men and women who are in an overall good health.
  • Women who have loose sagging skins around their abdomen and tummy after pregnancy are the perfect candidate for the procedure.
  • This surgery can also be effective for people who have lost significant weight after suffering from obesity. They still might have left behind some excess fat and skin which can be effectively removed by this surgery.
  • Finally, the one undergoing this procedure must necessarily keep realistic expectations from the procedure.
  • And after the procedure, you must commit yourself to maintain the results with a stable diet and regular exercise.

Candidates who cannot go for Tummy Tuck:

  • Pregnant women and peoples who have a plan to undergo huge weight loss are not considered for this surgical procedure.
  • Anyone who has serious medical issues.
  • A person who is addicted to smoking

Is Tummy Tuck a safe procedure?

Yes, Tummy Tuck is a safe procedure if done by a proficient cosmetic surgeon. Patients have reported that the chances of undergoing a side effect were less than 8% post-surgery. However, this surgical procedure is painful especially when it comes to muscle repair. The biggest risks that are involved in the procedure are:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Late recovery
  • Fluid collection
  • Scarring and loss of skin sensation
  • Blood clots formation in legs.

But according to some proficient surgeons, these side effects can easily be deterred if good attention is given during the surgical procedure. The intake of enough fluids and healthy foods can definitely fasten the healing process and will cut down the chances of rising complication.

The patient must also follow the instructions provided by surgeon like taking a brisk walk on the same day of surgery to avoid the blood clot in the legs. Wearing the compression garment that provided to you as that would initiate a speedy recovery and support to the skin, reduce the pain.

Types of Tummy Tucks:

There are a variety of Tummy Tuck procedures that are available to address a wide range of individual issues. Not everyone has the same problem or can be solved by the same procedure. So Tummy Tuck options may include:

  • Traditional Tummy Tuck
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Endoscopic Tummy Tuck
  • Extended Tummy Tuck
  • Circumferential Tummy Tuck

But whatever surgery you may choose to undergo or your surgeon recommends for you make sure that you will have to maintain the desired result by following a strict diet and exercise. The patient must mandatorily follow the prescribed medications and instructions provided by the surgeon to avoid complications and get the desired shape!.