Abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck) aims to restore a flat and well-toned abdomen. Tummy
tuck is a surgical procedure that addresses a protruding or loose and sagging tummy.
Causes of such a condition are:
- Significant fluctuations in weight
- Surgical history
Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores
weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and
firmer. Umbilicus is relocated with a pleasing appearance. This procedure may be
combined with liposuction to achieve a better shape and contour. Stretch marks may
be removed or improved if they are located on the lower abdomen.
Anesthesia and Aftercare
The surgical procedure is undertaken under general anesthesia and a couple of days
of hospital care is required. A week or two of healing rectifies the bruises caused
due to the surgery.
Basic therapy against this medical condition is medical compression garment like
Medical compression garments are prescribed
by the doctor if required, and the patients are measured for the correct fit by
specialist medical retailers (e.g. surgical appliance dealers): the user’s relevant
measurements are taken so that the compression garment matches his anatomy exactly.