With so many different plastic and cosmetic procedures today, you can change almost any aspect of your body or face that you dislike. The tummy tuck, is also known as abdominoplasty, and this is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of your stomach.
There are many different reasons why you would want to have the tummy tuck procedure as well as reasons as to why we get excess skin and fat around our abdomen; but it always comes back to the aesthetics. If you have a lot of excess fat, weakened connective tissues or poor elasticity in your abdomen area, you might want to have the tummy tuck procedure.
Some aspects that could affect the area around your abdomen:
Your natural body type.
Significant change in your weight.
A tummy tuck surgery is designed to get rid of excess and loose skin and fat around your abdomen; it will also make sure to tighten the fascia. The tummy tuck surgery is also known to remove stretch marks that are below the incision area, but it will not affect the ones that are above that.
If you have already had a C-section, there is a high chance that your surgeon will go with that surgical scar, to not make an additional one. This surgery is often done in a combination with other procedures designed to contour your body.
The tummy tuck surgery will be done in an outpatient surgical faculty or a hospital. During the tummy tuck surgery, you will be under the general anesthesia, which means that you will be sleeping and you will not feel pain. In some cases, your doctor might give you medication for pain as you are moderately sedated, which means partially asleep.
Talk to your doctor about the procedure, risks and possible complications
The most important thing is for you to talk to your doctor, and to understand that the tummy tuck surgery is not a magical one. You should also talk about the risks of the surgery and the possible complications. Keep in mind that you will have a scar that will be hidden underneath your bikini line, but it is unavoidable to have it.