Tummy tuck is a procedure done to enhance the appearance of the stomach. It flattens, removes fat’s and loose skin giving your stomach a firm look. This procedure is also known as Abdominoplasty and women who have given birth are mostly the ones who undergo this procedure. After giving birth, the stomach sags and bulges. Exercising and diet is not enough to flatten the abdomen so women make use of cosmetic surgery.
Both men and women can undergo this procedure if they want to achieve a flatter abdomen. People who are good candidate for the procedure are those who have loose skin on the abdomen. Women who have been pregnant develops a loose muscle and skin, those who have lost much weight and has sagging skin, and those who have lost the elasticity of their skin due to aging are the best candidate for a tummy tuck.
Although thousands of this procedure is carried out successfully each year, there are still complications that can possibly happen. Complications such as infection, numbness, hematoma and unusual redness of the skin can occur. When the incision is not properly cared for, patient will be at risk for infection. When infection occurs patient will be treated with antibiotics. Hematoma or bleeding under the skin is another complication that can be treated through another surgery to drain the blood in the area. Numbness and red scars will jut eventually fade away.
Side effects and complications may differ from one person to another son it’s best to ask your surgeon about possible complications if you have any health problems. It is important to be honest with your surgeon and discuss your current condition. You must also inform him of the medication you are taking because this can possibly affect the surgery.
Tummy tucks may improve the look of your abdomen but also remember that it will leave scars. The scar may fade away but it takes time and won’t totally go away. Knowing all these you will know what to expect after the procedure.