We start off with defining what a tummy tuck is? It is a surgical technique that tightens as well as reshapes the abdominal area, to achieve a slimmer appearance. Having a firm and flat midsection dramatically improves the way clothing fits your body.
The abdominal muscles are tightened, and the excessive skin and fat are eliminated, correcting a protruding belly and leaving a toned and flatter midsection. Tummy tuck in Atlanta is a popular procedure for both men and women, particularly those whose bodies have undergone a dramatic change from weight loss or pregnancy.
Who can benefit from this process?
As experts from Crispin Plastic Surgery explain that the decision to undergo any cosmetic enhancement procedure is extremely personal and patients choose tummy tucks for a variety of reasons. So is it likely that anybody can go and get through this procedure? To have the best possible results experts remark that the best candidates to go through this procedure should be close to their ideal BMI (Body-Mass Index.) Additionally, you can also consider this process if you fall in the below-mentioned categories:
- You have lost a lot of weight, but your stomach protrudes or has saggy skin.
- Following a recent pregnancy, your abdominal muscles are stretched and sagging.
- You have an ideal BMI (Body-Mass Index) but still your tummy tuck out.
Confused about which Cosmetic Surgeon to choose?
Just like any other medical treatment involving an incision, the first and foremost thing to consider is which doctor to choose. The same principal applies here, as the single most important choice you will make is deciding on a cosmetic surgeon. So wherever you are based, make sure you find a surgeon who has specialized training and credentials to back up their claims. It’s a good practice to inquire about the certification of training from a surgeon. As choosing a board certified cosmetic surgeon assures that the person executing your surgery is a trained professional in tummy tuck cosmetic surgery.
Make sure to check before and after surgery photos, pay special attention to the results and maintain an optimistic outlook on what sort of result you should expect. Additionally, these pictures will also reflect the surgeon’s aesthetic ability.
Are there any types of Tummy Tucks that I need to be aware of?
As mentioned earlier every patient has their own set of aspiration when they go through this process. Thus no two patients share the same results. But that is not to say that there are not any fixed types of tummy tucks, luckily this job of choosing and employing the right technique fall on the shoulders of your surgeon who will try to achieve maximum results with least amount of scarring.
Mini-Tummy Tuck: Improves Lower Belly with minimal surgical input.
This technique includes a single cut made just above the pubic mound, by which your surgeon will remove excess skin flatten the ‘pooch’ -loose muscle- to re-establish a smoother and a flat abdomen.
The resulting scar from this mini-tummy tuck is a thin, horizontal scar that is just a few inches long. Benefits of this process include a shorter procedure with a quicker recovery while yielding a flatter and slimmer lower abdomen.
Full Tummy Tuck: Used primarily to improve the Upper and Lower Abdomen
This process addresses the full length of the abdominal wall. Carried out by making a horizontal or U-shaped incision in your abdominal area, your surgeon will contract the abdominal muscles and remove excess skin to restore the natural state.
As this tummy tuck involves operating a bigger are of body mass, it is natural that it will also accompany a bigger scar, running from hip bone to hip bone. Benefits include a full tummy tuck, from upper to lower abdomen and a smoother abdomen and disappearance of stretch marks.
Extended Tummy Tuck:
Fighting obesity is a very tough battle. It takes its toll on both body and mind. Quite often we have seen people distressed over the amount of loose skin hanging off their body after they have struggled to siphon off 150 pounds or more. This treatment is a solution for the saggy skin. Or on the contrary, it can also be employed to marginalize the laxity in your abdominal muscles following multiple pregnancies. An extended tummy involves a longer incision, but it is employed to remove the hanging skin from the upper & lower abdomen and the flanks, as well as tightens the abdominal wall.