Everyone wants a taut and trim tummy. Age and life take its toll on our bodies and leave flabby or droopy stomachs. Hereditary factors, previous surgery or significant weight fluctuations can also cause sagging, stretch marks and muscle separation. Pregnancy can also result in loose skin and excess fat in the midsection making it impossible to restore muscle tone. Tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty is one of the potentially transforming procedures of the body that promises a flatter, firmer, stretch-mark free and aesthetically ideal tummy. Yes, as the name implies tummy tuck “tucks” in your protruding tummy to create a firmer and smoother look.

The Procedure

It involves making an incision across the lower abdomen and lifting the abdominal skin upwards to expose the abdominal muscles. The excess sagging skin is trimmed and the abdominal muscles are pulled closer to create a flatter, firmer abdominal wall. Now the skin flap is pulled down, navel is repositioned and the incisions are sutured. Compression bandages are applied to accelerate the healing process.

The Symptoms

You may need an Abdominoplasty if you

  • Carry too much weight in the midsection
  • Have loose or droopy skin in the abdominal area

The Eligibility

You are eligible for an Abdominoplasty if you

  • Have a good shape but have loose skin and excess fatty deposits in the lower abdominal area that does not respond to diet or exercise
  • Have overly stretched skin on account of multiple pregnancies
  • Have a good general health and maintains a stable weight
  • Have finished having children
  • Have a commitment to maintain the results with a strict diet and exercise regime

The Risks Involved

Like any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with tummy tucks. These include infection, bleeding, prolonged numbness, blood or fluid collection under the skin, under correction or asymmetry.

The Impact

You will notice a remarkable improvement after the surgery. The results will last longer if you maintain a healthy lifestyle – a healthy diet coupled with regular exercise.

Tummy tuck is often a “Mommy makeover “and designed to help mothers regain their pre-pregnancy contours. A tummy tuck is a safe procedure that assures stunningly dramatic results. Look good and feel great in your favorite outfits with a toned, flat and slim waistline. Tummy tuck is an ideal solution for those women in the quest for an hourglass waistline and men for a sculpted torso.