For many people, the abdomen is a very bothersome area of the body. Some men & women work hard to improve their shape, with good results just about everywhere except their tummies. Abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck “, is designed to correct a protruding abdomen resulting from weak abdomen muscles, weight gain or pregnancy. abdominoplasty can dramatically smooth and flatten the abdominal area and achieve the firm, toned look that they desire.
Candidates for Abdominoplasty
The best candidate for abdominoplasty is women & men who are in relatively good shape and have fat deposits or loose abdominal skin that has not responded to diet & exercise. Women who have had multiple pregnancies or people who have lost a large amount of weight are also good candidates for abdominoplasty.
Surgery & Recovery
Abdominoplasty is a procedure that removed the excess skin and fat around the midsection and tightens the abdominal muscles. The surgery takes 2-3 hours under general anesthesia and begins with an incision made from hip bone, creating a flap. The skin is then separated from abdominal muscles, which are tightened and stitched into their new position. Next, excess skin is removed and a new belly button is made and abdominal muscles and remaining skin are tightened and the incision is stitched closed Dr. Ghorabi may perform liposuction in combination with the abdominoplasty surgery to create a toned appearance. The incision is carefully placed low on the abdomen so that the scar will not be visible when wearing a swim suit or other midriff-baring garment.
Abdominoplasty effects major muscle groups, so recovery time is considerable. There is a fair amount of discomfort associated with abdominoplasty and may patients advised using oral pain medications and muscles relaxants, for postoperative pain control. Recovery time is 1-2 weeks but patients need to refrain from strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for one-two months.