Removal of excess skin and adipose tissue in the abdomen wall with or without muscle correction.
Tummy Tuck is designed to help people with ptosis in the abdominal area, generally due to three causes:
- excess adipose tissue;
- sagging of the abdominal wall;
- loosening of the abdominal muscles.
These factors may be present contemporarily or individually. The main causes are as follow:
- sudden weight loss,
- previous surgical operations .
Tummy Tuck, therefore, is intended to remodel and make the abdominal wall firmer. This is achieved by:
- Removing the adipose tissue;
- Removing excess skin;
- Tightening the abdominal muscles.
Tummy Tuck is done under general anestheticand requires a one-day stay in hospital.
The patient may resume their normal daily activities about 7 days after Tummy Tucksurgery and should wear a post-surgical compression garment for 3 weeks. The final results of the procedure, from an aesthetic point of view, will be evident after approximately 2-3 months.