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The Fundamentals of a Tummy Tuck Surgery

Abdominoplasty is more commonly known as a tummy tuck surgery. This cosmetic procedure is considered as a major surgery to remove excess fat, skin, and muscle tissue from the middle and lower abdomen. The procedure also tightens the abdominal muscle wall for a smoother and flatter appearance. A tummy tuck is not a primary surgical solution to lose weight, as it should only be considered by people who are healthy and within their BMI as a means to sculpt their bodies and be rid of any stubborn fat deposits in the abdominal areas.

Am I an Ideal Candidate?

If you are looking for a feasible solution to deal with a protruding abdomen, a tummy tuck is a viable option. Loose abdominal skin can also be treated with abdominoplasty. When going through the process of losing weight, the abdominal areas can form stubborn fat deposits and loose skin. An ideal candidate is someone who wants a solution to deal with such issues, being healthy and in relatively good shape. This type of procedure can also be considered by women who went through multiple pregnancies and had their abdominal muscles and skin stretched beyond the point of returning to normal.

What Should I Keep in Mind when Considering a Tummy Tuck?

Apart from this type of surgery being a major surgical procedure, a tummy tuck should be considered after losing weight and/or having children. If you plan to lose a large amount of weight, you should do so before considering a tummy tuck to reduce a protruding abdomen. Stubborn fat deposits can only surface when adopting a healthy and balanced diet along with a regular exercise routine. A tummy tuck will rebuild the abdominal muscle wall, which will be completely undone when the muscular wall is stretched out afterwards. Therefore, we recommend considering a tummy tuck after having children.

What Happens After My Surgery?

As with any major surgery, you must allow your body the time to recover from the procedure. You can expect some swelling and discomfort from the abdominal areas for a few days after surgery. The pain can be controlled with prescribed painkillers. If you are a smoker, please refrain from smoking for at least 2 months before and after the surgery to optimise oxygen flow through your bloodstream and cells. This will lead to optimal results for your body.

Centurion Cosmetic Clinic is your first choice in cosmetic surgical procedures for women and men living in Gauteng. For more info on a tummy tuck, please browse our website for details. Contact us today to book a consultation with one of our surgeons.