Significant fluctuations in body weight can lead to an excess of skin in the abdomen area. A tummy tuck offers the solution. This procedure is also suitable for women whose abdominal muscles have slackened after pregnancy or who have scars or stretch marks across their tummies.
The best results are achieved if you are the right weight before the operation. It is therefore sometimes necessary to lose weight before the tummy tuck can be performed. A tummy tuck is certainly not a method for losing weight.
The abdominal skin and underlying muscles may start to sag and slacken for example as a result of aging, as well as through pregnancy or weight loss. Having a tummy tuck is a possible solution.
If you have pockets of fat rather than excess skin, then liposuction may be a more suitable solution for you. If so, the plastic surgeon will suggest this to you during your consultation. If you are considering a tummy tuck, the best results can be achieved if you are the right weight before the procedure. It is therefore sometimes necessary to lose a bit of weight before the tummy tuck can be performed. A tummy tuck is certainly not a method for losing weight.
If your only complaint is too much skin under your belly button, a mini-tummy tuck can deliver good results. If the skin of your abdominal wall and your abdominal muscles have slackened, a total tummy tuck would be a better option for you. A total tummy tuck involves removing the excess tissue and stitching the stretched abdominal muscles on the left and right to each other along their midline.
The most common option is for a horizontal incision, just above the pubic area. This means it is below the bikini line. The length of the incision depends on how much skin has to be removed.
If there is a large amount of excess fat and skin, the Boerhaave Medical Centre can offer you an anchor tummy tuck or a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck. With a fleur-de-list tummy tuck, the scar is extended to include an additional vertical incision above the belly button.
A fleur-de-lis tummy tuck is suitable for people who have lost a significant amount of weight and who will not achieve the optimum results with a different type of tummy tuck procedure. This anchor tummy tuck can only be considered if your weight is stable and your diet is balanced.