Tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty is a clinical procedure to drown the excess fat and skin accumulated around your lower abdomen, tighten your loose abdomen muscles and reposition your naval. Nowadays, more and more individuals are considering a tummy tuck surgery to get back into shape within weeks. The operation is usually performed after administering general anesthesia; a standard tummy tuck surgery is like all other surgeries and normally takes four to five hours.
Mostly women opt for a tummy tuck surgery after pregnancy, as pregnancy leaves women with a slightly disfigured stomach caused by accumulation of excess fat around the lower abdomen which also stretches the skin and loosens up the abdominal muscles. Sometimes lack of exercise and abnormal eating habits also is the reason for accumulation of fat around the lower abs, even men may require a tummy tuck surgery because of lack of exercise or irregular eating habits.
A tummy tuck surgery can be simple or more complicated than regular surgical procedures depending upon a particular case. After administering dose of anesthesia the surgeon makes two incisions, first to loosen the area around the naval and the second to lift the naval free from the tissues. In the next step of the tummy tuck surgery the skin is lifted up to expose the abdominal muscles. The muscles are then stitched into a new position giving the patient a new waistline. After that, the skin is stretched back, excess skin removed and stitched again. Finally the surgeons create a new naval as the old one would be far too down.
After the tummy tuck surgery most patents don’t need continual medical attention and are relieved from the hospital while some have to stay overnight or for a day or two more. The operation leaves a swollen and painful abdomen for the first couple of weeks, you’ll need pain relievers for the same Unless you have strong abdomen you’ll need two to four weeks before you can get back to work and the scars may take six to nine months to completely disappear.