In the world of cosmetic surgical procedures, Abdominoplasty, better known, as Tummy Tuck, is the most common. With obesity at its highest peak world wide, along with other health related illnesses, excessive abdominal fat is hard to control. Tummy Tuck procedures are mostly found in women but is not limited to women.
There are a growing number of men who are committing to such cosmetic surgeries. Both men and women that have weight related problems where dieting and exercising along cannot control are turning to a type of cosmetic surgery called a Tummy Tuck. Tummy Tuck, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is used in eliminating unwanted abdominal fat. It is commonly performed on patients with a little excess fat around the middle section to remove fat that just does not seem to disappear no matter what efforts were made to do so.
Through this surgery, a person can have a flatter stomach and actually lose inches off their waist line size. During a Tummy Tuck, skin and fat is removed, leaving a firmer and fit abdominal area. Most Tummy Tuck procedures are performed between the belly button and the pubic area. Some incisions are made horizontally while others are vertical going from hip bone to hip bone.
Because of differences in each individual, there are different Tummy Tuck procedures that can be examined. One should discuss with a cosmetic surgeon the benefits of each procedure and the risks of each procedure to determine the overall outcome will be satisfying and effective. One type of Tummy Tuck surgery is called a Mini Tuck. This form of procedure is the less expensive; however, it is not the best for every individual.
Mini Tummy Tuck cosmetic surgery is best for patients whose fat problems are located at the lower end of their stomach, usually underneath or around the navel. Another type of surgery called extended Tummy Tuck is used for patients who have excessive weight around the hips, sides, and lower back. This is when the fat and skin is removed and lifted to remove “love handles” and firm up the patient’s mid section. For a Full Tummy Tuck, a patient will most likely have to have a more serious case of a bulging belly or more weight around the stomach area.
This procedure removes fat and skin around the belly button as well as under the belly button, muscles are tightened, and sometimes a liposuction procedure is done. The foremost surgery takes the longest to recover from, but is the most used for patients who a liposuction or Mini Tuck alone would not be of any help. The patients of Tummy Tucks are asked to change their eating patterns so that healthy habits are formed. Exercise is recommended after the healing process is over and check up visits to the individual’s GP is requested. After the Tummy Tuck surgery is completed, no matter which one was performed, results may vary with each patient, but a full satisfaction guarantee is a promise.