Get that Body Back through Tummy Tuck

Burn Stomach FatThe struggle to lose the belly fats is common among women young and old alike. And more often, this problem is maximized after pregnancy or after a major weight loss.

Major celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears and Star Jones admitted to the procedure. But then it isn’t just the celebrity alone who has the right for this procedure that can reduce stretch marks, protruding tummy and saggy skin, ordinary women have too.

The tummy tuck or abdominoplasty has seen a rise in a number of its procedures years ago.  Today, tummy tuck is done in conjunction with other procedures and has been a major makeover option for many women.

So Why Tummy Tuck?

Here are some reasons:

  1. You have sagging and excessive abdominal skin after a weight loss and a pregnancy.
  2. Get rid of the fatty deposits in your tummy.
  3. Abdomen is protruding.
  4. Flabby abdomen due to weakened abdominal muscles
  5. Stretch marks below your navel

How Tummy Tuck is Done

Tummy tuck is usually performed in a hospital. It may take 1 to 3 hours for the procedure to be done and may require you to be under a general anesthetic. Some cases may let patients go home on the same day but some may be required to stay in the hospital overnight for close monitoring.

The procedure starts this way. Above the pubic bone, an incision will be made across one’s lower abdomen. A second incision will be made in the navel part. The abdominal muscles in the tummy will then be tightened as the excess skin is removed. After that the area that has been opened will be stitched back.

The tightness in the stomach is normal after the operation. Some discomfort can also be felt after. Pain medication is usually prescribed. Activities are also advised to be limited to allow healing of the abdominal area.

Drains around the incision sites to help remove excess fluids are being placed. More often, 2 to 3 weeks of healing time is needed before going back to work. Compression garment are also advised for most to reduce swelling as well as to provide support and minimize the bruising.

A maximum of six months is needed to fully recover from the operation. Scars from the procedure are well hidden under the bikini if you are worried it will show.

Possible Risks and Complications

As with other procedures, tummy tuck can come with possible complications. Some specific complications for tummy tuck include the tissue loss. Along the horizontal incisions, a tissue loss can happen. This can delay the healing process and should be consulted with one’s doctor right away.

Gathering of fluids is also one major risk of tummy tucks. It may collect under the skin. Though it can be painless, it needs to be removed by the doctor and would mean constant visit to the clinic. The draining tube can also be a possible way to help this complication.

The complication can also vary depending in the type of the tummy tuck you had.

Maintaining the Tummy

After the tummy tuck, of course you will need to recover first. But after that, the way to maintain it is to do some exercise and eat the right way. Change your diet, avoid all the unhealthy foods and do some regular exercise.

Limiting on fats, going for the green and natural foods may help you maintain that stomach. Remember, this can last as long as you take care of it. And to keep the procedure safe, have a skilled doctor to operate on you. And keep your expectations real, best way to be satisfied later.

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