BODY SURGICAL PROCEDURES
The Tummy Tuck is a very famous procedure here at Juventus Cosmetic Surgery. It is the best choice when you want to improve the shape of your abdomen as excessive fat and skin is removed and the underlying abdominal muscles are tightened, leaving a flat stomach and a youthful figure.
Birth, age, or weight loss can leave your stomach looking saggy, and sometimes it can’t be improved with diet and exercise, so this procedure might be the best solution for that problem.
Depending on the amount of fatty tissue and excess skin and your body type, a variety of tummy tuck procedures can be applied, and the right one for you will be determined by your surgeon. They will know which procedure better adapts to your situation, which would give you less downtime, discomfort, and maximize safety and good results.
As a mayor procedure, downtime for a tummy tuck is quite extended, and you should take at least two weeks off from work. After your surgery you should avoid showering or baths for 2 to 3 days or until your surgeon tells you to, avoid the beach or swimming pools until your scar is healed.
You will be instructed to wear a compression garment from two to eight weeks, that garment will keep the muscles in place, support your back and abdomen so you don’t feel discomfort, and keep you from developing fluids underneath the skin.
Full Tummy Tuck Surgery
In this procedure, your surgeon will remove the extra skin and fat from the abdominal area and then will tighten up the underlying muscles, giving a flatter appearance to your stomach. The incision is placed below the bikini line, going from hip to hip.
Circumferential Tummy Tuck/Lower Body Lift
A circumferential Tummy Tuck is often reserved for bariatric patients, as it deals with a significant amount of skin and soft tissue, of the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.
In this procedure, your surgeon will make an incision that will allow him or her to remove all the excessive skin and fat all around your waist, lifting the buttocks at the same time. This will give you a slimmer abdomen, lifted buttocks, and smoother thighs.
Other benefits of a tummy tuck procedure
Potential elimination of stretch marks: Sometimes it is possible to eliminate stretch marks if they are located below the navel, as they will be removed along with the excess skin.
Combinability with other procedures: Depending on the complexity of the tummy tuck surgery some other procedures can be done at the same time, like liposuction or breast procedures.
MAINTAINING YOUR RESULTS
Even though a tummy tuck can give you dramatic changes, it is not a weight loss procedure, and if you don’t take proper care of yourself, you can totally gain weight again in the future. Having healthy habits and lifestyle can help maintain your results, but also help you to improve them. Bad habits like smoking will slow down your recovery process and raise the risks for surgical complications.