Facts that you should know about Tummy Tuck Surgery:
Tummy tuck is a surgical procedure to reduce the excess skin and fatty tissue from the lower part of the abdomen and to tighten muscles of the abdominal wall. The best candidates are usually women who had multiple pregnancies and have stretched their abdominal skin so that it won’t retract back and can return to normal. Therefore, it is advisable to wait until you have finished having children before you could proceed with Abdominoplasty.
Tummy Tuck is not a quick treatment for being overweight. People who are overweight and do wish to lose weight should postpone all forms of body contouring surgery until they have been able to maintain their weight loss.
Plastic surgeons do use different techniques to perform Tummy tuck surgery. In fact, Abdominoplasty can be combined with Liposuction, and can be also combined with other elective surgeries like Breast augmentation. However, it is important to mention that liposuction or so-called Suction assisted lipectomy surgery may be an alternative to Tummy tucks surgery if there is good skin tone. Unfortunately, this is usually not the case in older patients who have loss of skin elasticity.
Your choice and decision to undergo an Abdominoplasty should be based on the comparison of the risk to potential benefit. You really need to discuss all the risks and complication with Dr Mounir to make sure that you understand all possible consequences of abdominoplasty.
The mini tummy tuck (or partial abdominoplasty) is for men and women who have a small amount of abdominal skin to be removed and do not have a significantly protruding abdominal muscle wall. If your tummy is beginning to sag due to ageing or you have a slim abdomen that you wish to sculpt into a more desirable shape, then you may find that a mini tummy tuck is ideal for you.
Liposuction is a procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. During the past decade, liposuction, which is also known as “lipoplasty” or “suction lipectomy,” has benefited from several new refinements. Today, a number of new techniques, including ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL), the tumescent technique, and the super-wet technique, are helping many plastic surgeons to provide selected patients with more precise results and quicker recovery times. Although no type of liposuction is a substitute for dieting and exercise, liposuction can remove stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to traditional weight-loss methods.
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