WHAT SHOULD I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TUMMY TUCK?

WHAT SHOULD I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TUMMY TUCK?

The tummy tuck surgery is also known as the abdominoplasty procedure. Like any other surgical procedure, tummy tuck also allows you to gain a better appearance that does not bother you when you look into the mirror. The main aim of this procedure is to remove extra fat or skin while tightening  tummy area muscles. As long as you are healthy and you meet the operation’s requirements, the surgery can be performed for both men and women. Yet, if you are a woman considering having a child in the future, you should reconsider tummy tuck as your muscles will be affected. Also, a tummy tuck may leave permanent scars on your body. 

Tummy Anatomy

Tummy is a colloquial way of expressing the abdomen in the human body.  With important organs such as the stomach and kidneys, the abdomen contains the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, the small and large intestine.

External and internal obliques, pyramidal, rectus, and transversus abdominis are the names of the five main muscles in the tummy area. These muscles have an important role to hold and protect the internal organs together and support the body during the movement as well as maintaining posture. 

Tummy area hase two types of fat: Subcutaneous and visceral fat. Subcutaneous fat for example is stored beneath the skin. On the other hand, visceral fat is surrounded by the organ, so that it is located deeper in the body. These kinds of fat are important to keep the body in balance in order to live a healthy life.

What Causes Belly Fat and Excess Skin?

The balance of body weight and body fat is crucial for health, and for good health, it is important to know which type of belly fat your body stores. Most of the time,  belly fat is a sign of serious diseases such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and heart disease. On the other hand, there is a less harmful type of fat that protects organs while regulating body temperature. In either case, risks of health problems occur. Consuming sugary foods and beverages more than your body needs and other factors like frequent alcohol intake, trans fats, physical inactivity, low protein, stress, and low fiber diet might be reasons for belly fat. Even the most dedicated person might be struggling with belly fat because of these habits. As for skin excess, it is usually associated with the loss of fat, that is mostly losing an extreme or unusual amount of weight in a short time. Aging is also another reason for excess skin that many people face as they get older.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure to reserve beauty, just like any other surgical procedure but with great differences. Yet, it is important to have  an average health condition in order to have this operation either for men or women.

Tummy tuck is usually confused with liposuction procedure. But, in this procedure, your surgeon removes the extra fat and skin then flatten your abdomen while tightening muscles. Since it is a serious surgical operation, the decision should be taken carefully and not urgently. Otherwise, there is no way to undo this procedure, and it should not be used to lose weight. Most importantly, women who are considering having a child in any part of the future, should think twice and counsel talented surgeons many times before having this operation. 

Types of Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a general term for the procedure of fat removal around the belly. Yet, the procedure changes in accordance with the desired results. Here are three main types of tummy tuck and the basic things you need to know about them.

The standard tummy tuck procedure is generally used to flatten the closed abdomen area above and below the belly button. It is performed with anesthesia and generally takes around 2 weeks to recover. Mini tummy tuck procedure deals with the below of the belly button and requires 1 week to recover. For the full body and hips and lower back, surgeons mostly prefer to perform an extended tummy tuck. Therefore, extended tummy tuck deals with the overall reshaping of the upper body. Unlike the other procedures, it takes 3 or 4 weeks to recover. Nonetheless, your surgeon will help you to decide which type of these procedures is the best for your needs.