Abdominoplasty surgery commonly known as tummy tuck is a surgical procedure to tighten the abdominal wall muscles, and to flatten the abdomen by eliminating excess fat as well as the skin. The operation decreases the extension of mid & the lower areas of the stomach. There are two types of tummy tuck surgical procedures: Complete Abdominoplasty, and Partial or Mini
Different from other procedures
An abdominoplasty is not to be puzzled with liposuction procedures or gastric bypass surgical treatment. Liposuction is a surgical treatment that eliminates fat deposits; it could be conducted as an aspect of an abdominoplasty. Gastric avoid is a significant surgical treatment that decreases the size of the abdomen and allows food to go through the small intestine.
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty doesn't lead to weight loss. Indeed, it is usually conducted after an individual has lost a lot of body weight and wishes to improve the loose skin. Some females who have experienced several child birth choose to have an abdominoplasty to tense up the ABS muscles and minimize the stretched skin effect which causes during pregnancy. Women who plan to get pregnant or still considering weight reduction should postpone having an abdnominoplasty or a tummy tuck.
Complete tummy tuck: This option is for people who need a lot of modification, the stomach is cut horizontally; the surgeon shapes the skin, muscle, and the tissue. The navel is separated in complete tummy tuck surgery, and the patient will need drainage tubes after the surgery. This type of surgery can last up to six hours.
Partial tummy tuck: Shorter incision is used in this surgery, and the navel will not be separated. Partial tummy tucks performed with an endoscope and it will not take more than 2 hours according to Michele A Shermak MD. Partial and complete tummy tuck, both have risks; however, the serious ones aren't common. The risks include in both surgeries can be an infection, bleeding under the skin, and blood clots. Other potential complications are skinless and suture rupture. Permanent scarring is for sure in both cases.
Tummy tuck is optional in most insurance plans, due to the fact that most of the health insurances do not cover cosmetics. If a person has a hernia, then the insurance company will cover parts of the operation. A Bariatric surgeon always performs these types of surgeries; The cost ranges from $5000 to $10000 for a tummy tuck surgery.
Michele A. Shermak, MD
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