What is a Tummy Tuck and who is a Candidate?

November, 2013 by Alma Abell

9414650_lAn abdominoplasty, also known as a Tummy Tuck in Wichita, is a cosmetic surgical procedure to remove the excess skin and fat from your abdomen. A tummy tuck will also tighten the muscles in the abdomen so you will have a tighter and firmer abdomen. Following the procedure, there will also be a significant reduction or removal of scars and stretch marks on the abdomen. There are three different types of tummy tuck procedures: standard tummy tucks, mini tummy tucks or extended tummy tucks.

Each procedure involves the removal of varying degrees of fat and skin and the degree of abdominal muscle tightening may vary on each procedure. Standard tummy tucks are the removal of fat and excess skin between the pubic area and the umbilicus (belly button). Following a full tummy tuck, there is a scar around the belly button and over the lower area of the abdomen, near the pubic area. If there is only a minimal amount off fat and skin in the lower part of the abdomen, a mini tummy tuck is done . The scar following a mini-tummy tuck is typically shorter than that of a full tummy tuck. An extended tummy tuck is typically done following a significant weight loss. An extended tummy tuck removes the fat and excess skin in the area from the abdomen as well as the lower back. The ideal candidate for a tummy tuck is someone who is at or near their ideal weight, but has an excessive amount of bulging or skin in abdominal area that you cannot get rid of.

This excess skin is often the result of multiple pregnancies, gaining and losing excess amounts of weight during and after pregnancy or if you were significantly obese and lost a great deal of weight. It is common for women to question whether they can get pregnant again following a tummy tuck and the answer is yes. If you get pregnant after a tummy tuck, there is no risk of harm to you or your baby, but there is a possibility that some of the effects of the tummy tuck will be undone.

Poggi Plastic Surgery provide tummy tuck treatment removes excess fat and skin, and also improves the appearance of the body.

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