or tummy tuck surgery
Tummy Tuck Surgery Information
A full tummy tuck surgery will take a few hours to perform, but
the time it takes to complete the surgical procedure will depend
on how much work is being done. A mini tummy tuck surgery will probably
take just an hour or two. The tummy tuck surgery can be performed
under a general or a local anesthesia. An incision will be made
from one hipbone to the other in the area above the pubic region
and another one to allow the navel to detach from the surrounding
tissue, but the incision size will depend on how much skin needs
to be removed. The size of the incision will depend on if the tummy
tuck is a mini tummy tuck or a complete/full tummy tuck.
The skin is separated from the abdominal wall and the abdominal
muscles are tightened by pulling them closer together and stitching
them into that pulled position. By tightening the abdominal muscles
it can narrow the waistline even more by resulting in a firmer abdominal
wall. The muscles are exposed when the surgeons make a skin flap
that is later stretched down with the extra skin removed. Since
the location of your belly button is moved during a tummy tuck surgery,
a new hole is cut to re-stitch the belly button into place. Tummy
tucks are able to remove the effects of pregnancy on the abdomen.
Scars will result from any plastic surgery procedure that involves
incisions and a tummy tuck surgery is no different. A scar will
result from the tummy tuck that extends across the lower part of
the abdomen and in some cases around the belly button. Different
people will experience a better healing process and their scars
will be less obvious. Either way, every tummy tuck patient should
expect to have some type of scar from the surgery, and although
scars do fade with time there will always be some remaining marks.
The tummy tuck surgeon will do their best to place the incisions
as discreetly as possible in order to try to hide them under a bikini.