Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a proven procedure to remove excess tissue and rolls of skin from the lower abdominal area. Men and women concerned about the extra skin and fat in the tummy region can consider this surgical procedure. Tummy tuck surgery allows a person to experience significant improvement in the abdominal contour.

Abdominoplasty allows the plastic surgeon access to the midline abdominal muscles, which can be tightened and the abdomen reshaped.

What the Procedure of Abdominoplasty Involves

Abdominoplasty can be standard abdominoplasty and the high lateral tension abdominoplasty. The standard abdominoplasty involves a more central and gradual lower incision; this is ideal for patients who require larger amounts of skin to be removed. This incision can be concealed in most bikini bottoms. The high lateral tension abdominoplasty allows the maximization of mid-abdominal tightening, and allows a more remarkable improvement for the waistline. This procedure is recommended for thin patients who have excess skin in the lower abdomen. It allows you to achieve an hourglass type figure. The incision for high lateral tension abdominoplasty starts low in the pubis and moves sharply upwards. It can be concealed in most high-riding bikinis.

The abdominoplasty procedure reshapes the umbilicus in a vertical type that provides for a more appealing appearance. Sometimes abdominoplasty is combined with liposuction to improve the results.

Usually, abdominoplasty is not advised for women who are planning to have children. This is because the vertical muscles are tightened during the surgery and pregnancy can separate these muscles. In such cases, the tummy tuck should be postponed till you are through bearing children. This surgery is also not advised if you are planning to lose a lot of weight.

Care after Surgery

The incision site will be stitched and bandaged and you must compulsorily follow your surgeon’s instructions regarding how to care for the bandage. Usually the bandage is a firm, elastic band that aids healing. You will be provided instructions as to how to sit or lie down without much discomfort or pain in the days following the surgery. Strenuous exercise must be avoided for at least 6 weeks post surgery.

Effectiveness Ensured by the Right Plastic Surgeon

While it is true that abdominoplasty can ensure removal of excess tissue and rolls of skin from the abdominal area, for maximum effectiveness it has to be done by an experienced plastic surgeon. Such a surgeon will understand the individual requirements of each patient and provide customized treatment to ensure excellent aesthetic results. It is best that the surgery is provided at an AAAASF accredited plastic surgery center. This will ensure that you have a safe and successful surgical procedure.

Author's Bio: 

Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery, the practice of Dr Sean Boutros and Dr Jason Hall in Houston, Texas, provides the latest body contouring procedures including abdominoplasty for patients looking to achieve better body contours. For more details visit: http://www.hpcsurgery.com/