Abdominoplasty procedures, or Tummy Tucks, have become a popular surgical choice among younger women. Tummy Tucks are designed to help women feel great about themselves while looking even better.
However, our goal at ACC is to stress that Tummy Tucks are most important when it comes to solving specific issues. While almost anyone can benefit aesthetically from a tighter stomach and thinner figure, the most striking results are always in situations where the patient was previously experiencing flaccid skin, a protruding abdomen or build-up of fatty tissue.
One of the first things your surgeon might ask you, is if you have any future plans for pregnancies or weight loss, as an Abdominoplasty procedure may interfere. Usually, the perfect time for a Tummy Tuck is after you’ve finished having children or pursuing weight loss regimes. Abdominoplasty procedures put the finishing touches on your body by removing the excess skin and fat deposits that won’t go away with common exercise and diet routines.
Excess skin is a common side effect of weight-loss or giving birth. Once skin has stretched to to suit a larger figure, it’s difficult or even completely impossible to get it back to normal without an Abdominoplasty.
But, even the inside of your tummy will be influenced by pregnancy. Childbirth often leads to the weakening, separation and degeneration of one’s abdominal muscle wall. As the mother’s body changes to accommodate a child during pregnancy, these muscle walls are twisted and separated in inconsistent and unpredictable ways. Because these muscles are vital to mobility and body support, it’s important that they fully heal after giving birth. Unfortunately, they frequently don’t. Surgery can help tighten these muscles, essentially matching them by hand to your new slimmer body type.
A protruding stomach or abdomen can even be ascribed to various genetic and hereditary circumstances. Some people are just built in such a way that their body happens to store fat in those areas. The problem with this is that it’s difficult to target those areas with exercises, meaning an abdominoplasty is sometimes the only way to fix weight issues that are concentrated in these parts of the body.
During abdominal surgery, excess skin and fat is removed. Next, the underlying abdominal muscles will be tightened. To highlight the result even more, the Tummy Tuck is often performed in conjunction with liposuction, as more fat is removed from the muscles.