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Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck Surgery
What is Abdominoplasty?
Tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, procedures are used to remove excess, saggy skin in patients with or without stubborn pockets of fat, and to tighten the stomach muscles. A curved incision is made from hip to hip slightly above the pubic area. The length of the incision depends on the size of the area to be treated. Through this incision, the abdominal area is realigned, tightened and repaired (as appropriate) to achieve an ideal contour. Excess skin is carefully excised, and the skin of the abdominal wall is drawn down to stitch at the pubic line and close the incision.
What is the difference between a Tummy Tuck, a Mini Tummy Tuck, Torsoplasty?
A mini tummy tuck is used to treat smaller amounts of excess skin and tighten the lower part of the abdomen. A tummy tuck, on the other hand, treats both the lower and upper abdominal region; therefore, the incision extends further toward the hipbones. The abdominal wall is separated as far as the ribcage, and the belly button is repositioned by cutting a hole in the re-draped skin. Torsoplasty also known as a body lift, is used to remove excess fat and skin around the lower abdomen, hips, and lower back, requiring a longer incision line.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of Abdominoplasty?
A tummy tuck yields excellent results regarding improving core muscle function in the abdominal area. Furthermore, it is an effective treatment for morbidly obese patients to address the excess, sagging skin folds that often develop after extensive weight loss. The disadvantage of abdominoplasty is the more extended recovery period and longer incision line above the pubic area. However, not only can the incision line be easily covered by underwear, in most cases the scars are barely noticeable six to twelve months after surgery.
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