Abdominoplasty – Tummy Tuck – It’s amazing how a simple phrase like “plastic surgery” means everything from dream materializing to higher life expectancy. The dream aspect of plastic surgery derives from the fact that everyone can look like anything they’d love to be. A bad nose from recent accidents can be repaired. A harrowing cleft on someone’s lip can be taken away so one’s appearance can further improve, which leads to increased self-confidence. A higher rate of self-confidence will then restore life expectancy as there is nothing else to be afraid of because, hey, we humans live in a judgmental environment where people seldom see through what their eyes are presented with; so, there’s that. Who are we to judge a woman suffering from a devastating nervous breakdown because she thinks no men will be attracted to her and ask her for a date thanks to her saggy breast?
This applies not only to the upper part of the body. Take a look at your tummy, for example. You’d be lucky if that area is as a flat as the flattest flat thing in this flat out materialistic world. However, not everybody is as lucky as you. Some may have their tummy as bulbous as a ripe peach out of a fridge in a supermarket. Still, there are precursors to this bulging-tummy problem, after all; the ones that we may not share some of our time to think about. It could be caused by getting pregnant. After giving birth, a woman may suffer a tremendous weight loss, resulting in saggy abdomen, within which the baby is once contained. While in some cases this condition fades away through exercise and diets, in some other cases, people are just not patient enough. Thus, the abdominoplasty is taken as a proper counteract.
Abdominoplasty – Tummy Tuck Procedure
The procedure involving tummy tuck process includes 7 types of it.
Complete abdominoplasty uses incision from hip to hip above the pubic zone. Another incision is made to separate the navel from the surrounding skin. The skin is then held loose from the wall of the abdomen for the surgeon to tighten the muscles and fascia underneath.
Smaller incision is applied to give the surgeon a way to remove skin and fats from the lower part of the abdomen. The upper part of the skin is then stretched down covering the incision and the excessive skin part gets removed.
The Extended type is a complete abdominoplasty that includes lateral thigh lift.
- High Lateral Tension
This method combines both the conventional and modern abdominoplasty. The conventional method tightens the abdomen vertically and, when the modern method gets involved, the abdomen also receives extra tightening horizontally.
The navel is detached from the abdomen, giving an impression of it floating on the surface of the belly. Upon the completion of the abdomen tightening, the navel is then reattached to the its initial place or moved down a bit if needed.
Abdominoplasty is combined with buttock lift and is suitable for those who just have a massive procedure of weight loss.
In this method, abdominoplasty is one part of lower body lift and includes breast lift, breast reduction, and liposuction.
Tummy Tuck Surgery Cost
In the US, tummy tuck costs as much as around $4,000 to $20,000. There are varying factors that make the price somewhat different from one case to another.
Potential Risks of Tummy Tuck
The most common possible risks of tummy tuck includes: death, visible scars, swelling, rupture of suture, seroma, keloid, hematoma, revisional surgeries, nerve damage, swelling in the legs, persistent pain, looseness of skin, asymmetry, wound separation, fat necrosis, skin discoloration, complications of anesthesia, numbness, skin loss, terrible wound healing, fluid accumulation, and bleeding.