The abdominoplasty surgery is also referred to as a tummy tuck. The ideal candidate is a man or woman with loose and excess skin around the belly. The causes of this loose skin can be numerous. Loose skin is most often the result of one or more pregnancies. Loose skin is also quite often the reality for patients, men and women, who have undergone a dramatic weight loss.
While some may want to believe that liposuction and a tummy tuck are similar procedures, the truth is that they are actually quite different. Dr Laniewski does used the two procedures together, to restore your shape. Your doctor may recommend combining other cosmetic procedures during your tummy tuck, so that you can get the best in results.
There are several benefits to undergoing the tummy tuck surgery. The surgical procedure will remove excess skin that may be causing discomfort and may even be responsible for infection if there are areas where it folds on itself. In addition, the surgery also tightens the abdominal muscles and flattens the abdomen. This combination of benefits can also boost your confidence levels, making you feel much more like your old self.
A short consultation with Dr Peter Laniewski can help you to determine the best solution to meet your cosmetic goals. Whether that means involving liposuction, undergoing a mini-abdominoplasty with a small scar, or have more extensive abdominoplasty procedure.
TUMMY TUCK SURGERY
The abdominoplasty surgery removes loose and excess skin, along with stubborn fat deposits that may not otherwise respond to diet and exercise. Your surgeon will make an incision to remove the excess skin. Liposuction may be needed, to remove any stubborn fat deposits. Healthy skin is stretched taut to close up the incision.
The abdominal muscles may also need to be restored. This is often seen when the surgery is done to repair damage to the body after pregnancy. Skin that has been significantly stretched out, as is seen with pregnancy and weight gain, will not be able to fully snap back. It is quite common for women who have had several pregnancies or twin pregnancies to have loose skin that simply doesn’t go away.
During the surgery, your surgeon will contour the skin by trimming it and will also adjust the muscles in order to achieve the best in cosmetic results.
The tummy tuck surgery is the ideal choice for those for whom diet and exercise alone cannot successfully trim the skin and remove the stubborn fat deposits. Women who have seen extensive skin stretching as a result of pregnancy. It is also a good option for men who would like a flat belly after having lose weight. Patients should be in good general health and be as close to their ideal goal weight as possible. Tummy tuck surgery is not a weight loss procedure.