Reflect Your New Commitment to a Healthy Lifestyle with Tummy Tuck Surgery

The weight loss procedure is tiresome and can be aggravating. It does not matter what type of a procedure you use. If you exercise and control your diet, your will lose weight but the body will tone after quite some time. It will not happen immediately.

If you go through surgery for weight loss, you may have to go through different plastic surgeries to get your body in proper shape. After all a surgical process for weight loss is used only for extreme conditions. These plastic surgeries can either involve a complete body lift or tightening and lifting of a particular body part.

For people who have an excess amount of skin and flab present around the abdomen, abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is the best option. It not only removes excess fat and skin, it also improves confidence, self-esteem, reduces back pain, and improves mobility.

The procedure is much better compared to liposuction as it removes excess skin along with the fat, making your stomach look and feel taut. The procedure has its set of risks. Patients can suffer adverse reactions to general anesthesia and the medicines given along with cardiac arrest and respiratory problems.

Other risks include infections, bleeding and blood clotting. If the surgeon is not experienced or has not had a proper studying experience related to the procedure, it is possible that nearby internal organs can get damaged. Nerve and tissue damage can cause permanent numbness.

The patient is given general anesthesia before the procedure starts. The procedure generally involves an incision near the bikini area. The length can vary according to the amount of skin and fat that needs to be removed; it can be the area between the hipbones or can be around the whole abdomen i.e. 360 degrees. The other incision is made around the navel. Weight gain or pregnancy causes the connective tissue (fascia) in the abdominal muscles to expand. A surgeon will tighten these muscles and remove the excess skin and stitch the opening again.

It will involve the placement of a new belly button insertion area. The surgery will involve discomfort initially and the patient might feel comfort when walking in a stooped position. Ointment and bandages will require daily changing. The patient must use the pain medication as prescribed by the doctor.

The scar fades over time and heals eventually. If the patient wants, the doctor may advise post-operative scar treatment.

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