Tummy Tucks – All You Need To Know

Tummy Tucks – All You Need To Know

Tummy_1Tummy tucks are quite a common procedure that can be carried out on both men and women. They are often seen as a last resort for those people who have tried diet and exercise to remove excess fat and skin after a pregnancy or after losing weight, when skin can become saggy and lose its elasticity.

The are two different types of tummy tuck procedures, a mini tuck and a full tuck. Mini tummy tucks are for those who have a smaller amount of excess skin around the lower abdomen which needs removing. This is done by a small incision made below the bikini line. The advantage of a mini tuck is that the muscles do not need to repair and your tummy button will not need to be re-positioned.

Full tucks involve cutting the abdomen from one side to the other, hip bone to hip bone. This type of tuck may mean moving the tummy button to a new position as the excess skin is pulled down and removed. You may also need to have drainage tubs under the skin for a few days after the operation.

Both surgical procedures will leave scars on the stomach. There are ways to help reduce the appearance of the scars, which involve staying out of the sun, applying sun block and stopping smoking. However, it is important to consult a doctor before trying any methods to reduce the appearance of scars left from a tummy tuck.

Tummy tucks are not always a good option if you are considering getting pregnant in the near future and should be delayed if possible. Whilst Tummy_2a tummy tuck is an option after weight loss it should not be used to lose weight. This should be attempted through diet and exercise.

If you are considering undergoing a tummy tuck procedure it is important to find a surgeon and surgery you feel comfortable with and it is important to understand the risks and implications that this kind of surgery can have.