It is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess skin and abdominal fat, giving a toned and collected effect to the abdomen. It also helps to tighten the muscles of the abdomen giving an appearance of a more contoured figure, flat and more defined waist.
Types of tummy tuck
There are different types of abdominoplasty surgery and these vary in relation to the incisions made and the areas in which the procedure is performed. The types of abdominal surgeries can be:
- conventional tummy tuck
- circumferential tummy tuck
- endoscopic tummy tuck
- mini tummy tuck
Am I a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery?
In the first instance, ideal candidates for this aesthetic procedure are considered those people who, regardless of their gender, feel dissatisfied with their body due to the excessive accumulation of fat or skin in the abdomen, in addition to being in good health. It is also recommended for those women who want to treat the loss of elasticity after having children.
This first step is one of the most important if you plan to undergo any cosmetic surgery, you must first meet with a suitable plastic surgeon to evaluate your medical history, a physical examination will also be performed where the extent of the accumulation of fat in the region will be determined. of the abdomen. It is important to mention if you consume any medication, in case of ingesting drugs that alter body bleeding, the surgeon will recommend suspending the intake for a specified time. In addition, it is recommended to stop smoking a few months before surgery, as this can affect blood flow and increase the likelihood of complications. Then, they will talk about the results you seek to obtain by undergoing this procedure, this is your time to ask any question that generates doubts on the subject.
After the abdominoplasty it is normal to experience inflammation and discomfort, which will disappear as time passes. The results of this procedure will largely depend on the type of tummy tuck you underwent. However, the results are exceptional. It is recommended that you rest and refrain from demanding physical activities, recovery time from 4 to 6 weeks. It is important that you attend your follow-up visits on time so that the wound heals without problems. Be careful and comply with all the recommendations dictated by the surgeon.
Are the effects of tummy tuck permanent?
It is important that the patient is aware that by undergoing this procedure he acquires a great responsibility because the results are not permanent, and that its effect will last as long as the patient commits to maintaining a good diet and physical exercises. In addition, if a short-term pregnancy is within your plans, you should reconsider it because the results of the surgery are likely to be reversed.
In plastic surgery there are no established costs for abdominoplasty, the price will depend on the complexities and the type of abdominal surgery that the patient will perform, so we recommend attending a consultation with a suitable surgeon, to be able to offer you a detailed quote the patient and thus allow him to make an informed decision.
Dr. Yamen Chaer
The doctor. Yamen chaer rafeh, specialist in plastic, reconstructive, aesthetic and caumatology surgery, graduated from the Hermanos Ameijeiras Clinical Surgical Hospital, Havana, also trained as a general surgeon at the Ronaldo Gazolla Hospital, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, studied medicine aesthetics at the Instituto Pinto Europa, in the city of Ghent, Belgium, and the Jhon Kennedy University in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.