A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area while tightening the muscles underneath. It’s designed to improve your body contour and give you a flatter stomach.
You can be a good candidate for abdominoplasty if you’ve had multiple pregnancies or have lost a lot of weight recently. Tummy tucks can also help repair scars left over from other surgeries (such as caesarean sections) or other types of trauma that cause stretched-out skin in this area.
In this article, we’re going to help you understand the benefits of abdominoplasty to help you decide if it’s right for you.
What are the benefits of a tummy tuck?
In addition to enhancing your appearance and strengthening the abdominal muscles, a tummy tuck has other advantages which we will cover below.
Removing loose skin
Loose skin after pregnancy is a common problem. The skin will be stretched and thinned out, making it look wrinkled and saggy, causing some people to feel self-conscious about their looks.
With a tummy tuck, the surgeon tightens the muscle wall around your stomach and removes excess tissue (the pannus). This means that they can remove any extra sagging skin in a safe way.
Tightening muscles strained by pregnancy
Abdominoplasty will tighten the muscles around your midsection and help you on your journey to regain your pre-pregnancy figure. A woman’s body undergoes significant changes during pregnancy, with each baby adding more weight on top of an already full-figured woman. As a result, some women experience diastasis recti (“muscle separation”), which is when the linea alba separates due to excessive stretching during pregnancy.
Abdominoplasty can help reduce this separation by tightening those weakened abdominal muscles back up so they come together again as they should.
Slimming the waistline
An abdominoplasty can help you achieve a slimmer waistline by removing excess skin and fat from the upper abdomen, lower abdomen and sometimes the sides of your torso. It also tightens your abdominal muscles, which can create a more refined shape.
Is tummy tuck right for me?
Abdominoplasty is a popular procedure for improving your body contour. There are many reasons why people choose this procedure, but the most common one is that they want to improve their body contour.
It’s important to consider all of the benefits of abdominoplasty and how it can help you achieve your goals before making this decision for yourself or your family members. Understanding the aftercare needed after a tummy tuck can also help you make the right choice and prepare you for what to expect following the procedure.
If you are interested in an abdominoplasty, book a consultation with Mr Shaheel Chummun who is an experienced plastic surgeon and can ensure a successful outcome.