Tummy tuck and excess skin
Tummy tuck involves changing the appearance of the abdominal skin. More specifically, its goal is to reduce excess skin and fat. It is especially recommended for people who, despite a healthy lifestyle and a proper balanced diet, struggle with unethical loose skin on the stomach.
Excess loose skin also arises after losing considerable weight quickly. In addition, as a result of past pregnancies, stretch marks may appear on the skin of the abdomen, which cannot be reduced by diet. Thanks to the tummy tuck, you can get spectacular results in a short time.
It is also worth knowing that during tummy tuck surgery it is possible to tighten and strengthen the rectus abdominals.
Tummy tuck in Poland, is it worth it?
The main goal of a tummy tuck is to improve its appearance and aesthetics. Therefore, the indication for the procedure is practically every major imperfection on the skin of the abdomen, which other attempts to get rid of did not bring the desired results. In particular, tummy tuck surgery is performed when there is an excess of loose skin. This state of affairs is related not only to the lack of self-acceptance, but also may contribute to difficulties in everyday functioning. In addition, the tummy tuck is advisable if:
- you have lost excess pounds, but the loose skin on your abdomen still remains,
- you dream of a flat stomach,
- you want the skin on your stomach to be firm and taut,
- you struggle with stretch marks after pregnancies,
- you are looking for a permanent way to reduce excess skin,
and you want to enjoy a nice belly, this tummy tuck procedure will fully meet your expectations.
Keep in mind that a tummy tuck may affect different parts of the tummy. That is why there are several types of abdominal plastic surgery, which differ in scope, size of the incision and the place of the procedure. Abdominoplasty is a serious surgery that should be performed in justified cases, when diet and physical activity do not allow the excess skin to be removed from the abdomen.
Before starting the procedure, the patient must undergo basic examinations that will confirm his good health and exclude any diseases that will make it impossible to perform the procedure. These include, but are not limited to, diabetes, heart disease, and problems with high blood pressure.
The most advanced tummy tuck involves making an incision above the symphysis pubis, from one iliac spine to the other. Then the skin is separated from the abdominal muscles and the excess is completely removed. In addition, excess fat is removed and a new place for the navel is created. With partial abdominoplasty, cuts are made smaller and made to the lower or upper abdomen and the skin is stretched.
In turn, mini-abdominoplasty can be performed endoscopically. In this case, with the help of special devices, muscles are ligated and excess fat is removed. Tummy tuck, depending on the type of invasiveness, may take from 2 to 4 hours. It can be performed under general or local anaesthesia, also depending on its scope.
After the procedure, it is recommended to wear special compression underwear that protects against suture separation and supports the healing process.
You have to wait for visible effects until the wounds heal and the edema disappears.
Usually, after about a month after the wurgery, when you can stop wearing special underwear, you can see the full effects of the treatment. Thanks to the plasticity of the abdomen, excess loose skin disappears and the abdomen becomes flat and firm.
In addition, the abdominal muscles become noticeable, stretch marks disappear and the abdomen gains a new and aesthetic appearance.
In order for the effects of tummy tuck to be long-lasting, it is necessary to maintain a constant weight after the procedure. It is therefore worth taking care of a balanced diet and physical activity.
If you want to get rid of excess loose skin once and for all, which makes you disapprove of your body, the tummy tuck will be the best solution to avert your complexes.