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Tummy tuck

Tummy Tuck- For Large Bodies

Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a "tummy tuck", is a surgical procedure that aims to flatten and shape the abdomen and waist by removing excess fat and skin, and tightening the abdominal muscles. This procedure is often performed on individuals who have sagging or loose tissues after pregnancy or significant weight loss.

 

Abdominoplasty is not a weight-loss procedure, but rather it is a body contouring method. Besides removing excess fat and skin, a tummy tuck can also restore weakened or separated abdominal muscles, providing a smoother and firmer abdominal profile.

 

During the surgery, an incision is typically made from hipbone to hipbone, and the skin, tissue, and muscle are manipulated to achieve the desired improvements. The skin is then stitched back into place and a new opening for the belly button is created.

 

The result is a flatter and firmer abdomen. The procedure usually lasts between two to five hours, depending on the extent of work required. Recovery time varies but patients can often return to non-strenuous activities after a few weeks. It's important to maintain a balanced diet and regular exercise to preserve the results of abdominoplasty.

 

There are two options for a tummy tuck:

1. Complete Abdominoplasty: This is the most commonly performed type of tummy tuck and is also known as a "full tummy tuck". It is suitable for individuals who require the most correction. During a complete abdominoplasty, an incision is made from hipbone to hipbone, and another around the navel.

 

The surgeon manipulates the skin, tissue, and muscle as needed. After removing excess fat and skin, the abdominal muscles are tightened to create a firmer and smoother abdomen. The remaining skin is then pulled down, the excess is trimmed away, and the navel is repositioned.

 

This procedure is highly effective for individuals who have significant loose skin or weakened abdominal muscles due to pregnancy, aging, or substantial weight loss.

 

2. Partial Abdominoplasty: Also known as a "mini tummy tuck", a partial abdominoplasty is a less invasive procedure that is best suited for individuals who have a smaller amount of abdominal fat, weakened muscles, and skin elasticity mainly located below the navel. In this procedure, the incision is typically smaller and the navel may not need to be moved.

 

The skin is separated only between the incision line and the navel, excess fat is removed, and loose muscles are tightened.  The skin is then stretched down and the excess skin is removed. A partial abdominoplasty results in a shorter operation time and recovery period compared to a complete abdominoplasty.

 

During your consultation, the surgeon will engage in a discussion about your desired results, ultimately determining the most appropriate procedure for your individual needs. Following either a partial or complete tummy tuck, the treated area will be carefully stitched and bandaged.

 

Adhering to your surgeon's postoperative care instructions for the bandage is crucial in the days immediately following surgery. It is imperative to restrict strenuous activities significantly for a minimum of two weeks. While individuals often express satisfaction with their post-procedure appearance, the full realization of the results may take time.

 

It's normal not to feel like your usual self for several months post-surgery. A combination of a healthy diet and regular exercise can contribute to maintaining the achieved results over time.

Abdominoplasty PROCEDURE at Studio Aesthetique

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that typically follows the below steps:

1. Anesthesia: The first step in a tummy tuck procedure is administering anesthesia to ensure the comfort of the patient during the procedure. This could be intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, depending upon the individual case and the surgeon's recommendation.

2. Making the Incisions: For a full abdominoplasty, the surgeon makes a horizontal incision between the pubic hairline and belly button. The shape and length of the incision will be determined by the degree of correction required. A second incision around the navel may be necessary to remove excess skin in the upper abdomen.

3. Removing Excess Fat and Skin: The surgeon separates the skin from the abdominal wall, revealing the abdominal muscles that are tightened and secured with sutures for a firmer abdomen and narrower waist.

4. Adjusting the Skin: The skin is then stretched down and the excess is trimmed off. If needed, a new hole is created for the belly button, which is then sutured in place.

5. Closing the Incisions: The incisions are then sutured, and may be taped or clipped. A temporary tube may be inserted under the skin to drain any excess fluid or blood.

6. Recovery: The patient will be given specific instructions on how to care for the surgical site, medications to apply or take orally, and when to follow up with the surgeon. A return to light, normal activity is possible as soon as you feel ready, which is normally a few days after surgery.

 

It's important to note that this is a significant surgery and recovery time is needed. While the procedure offers immediate results, final contouring will become apparent as swelling reduces over the following weeks and months.

BENEFITS:

High-Definition Body Sculpting offers several benefits, particularly for individuals seeking a defined, athletic look with six-pack abs:

1. Enhanced Muscular Definition: The procedure strategically removes fat to highlight the natural musculature of the abdomen, creating a defined six-pack appearance.

2. Precision and Control: High-definition body sculpting allows for precise control, enabling the surgeon to enhance the natural contours of the body effectively.

3. Minimally Invasive: The procedure is less invasive than traditional forms of liposuction, leading to shorter recovery times.

4. Improved Body Confidence: The sculpted appearance can boost self-esteem and body image, contributing to improved confidence.

5. Permanent Fat Cell Removal: The fat cells removed during the procedure are permanently eliminated, offering long-lasting results with maintenance of a healthy lifestyle.

6. Less Trauma to Body: The ultrasound technology used in this procedure tends to cause less tissue damage and bruising, providing a smoother recovery process.

7. Versatility: Apart from the abdomen, this method can be used in other areas of the body such as the chest, back, arms, and legs to enhance overall body definition. 

8. Quick Results: While the full effects can take a few weeks to appear as the body heals, initial results can often be seen immediately after the procedure.

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