Do you have overhanging skin folds in your abdomen after childbirth or a major weight loss? Are you experiencing frequent skin irritation due to sagging abdominal skin? Are you unhappy with the appearance of stubborn fat deposits in your abdomen? Do you feel like diet and exercise have no effect on your abdominal fat? If so, a surgical procedure known as tummy tuck might benefit you. By removing excess fat and skin from the regions of your abdomen, the procedure helps you achieve a flatter and firmer tummy. It also improves your overall health by reducing physical discomforts and boosting your self-confidence. Here you can view our tummy tuck photos of Dr Laniewski actual patients in Sydney.
During your initial consultation, we will assess your overall health. This allows us to plan the best treatment that will suit your cosmetic and health needs. In general, you are a suitable candidate for the procedure if:
- You are more likely to experience skin irritation due to sagging abdominal skin.
- You don’t have a bleeding disorder or any condition that can delay healing.
- You don’t have an allergy to the anaesthetic or any of its components.
- You don’t smoke.
- You feel like you have lesser clothing options.
- You have a stable weight.
- You have low self-esteem due to the appearance of your belly.
- You have realistic expectations.
- You have stubborn fat in your abdomen that does not respond to diet and exercise.
The tummy tuck procedure
We will first determine the type of tummy tuck that will best suit your body type and goals. This ensures optimal results and a high level of patient safety.
On the day of your surgery, Dr Laniewski will administer general anaesthesia. Once your skin is numb, your surgeon will make incisions on the marked areas of your abdomen. To achieve better abdominal contour, he will remove excess skin and fat. Next, Dr Laniewski will close the incisions with sutures. This tightens the tissues in your abdominal muscles. After the treatment, your incision lines will be covered with dressing or gauze. Depending on the extent of the surgery, the entire process can take 2 to 3 hours to complete.