Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)


Abdominoplasty Surgery: A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a plastic surgical procedure to tighten the abdomen. Surgery removes excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen to tighten the muscles and fascia of the abdominal wall. This type of surgery is usually chosen by patients with loose tissue after pregnancy or by people with flaccidity after significant weight loss.

Abdominoplasty Procedure: Procedures Tummy tuck surgeries vary in scope and are often divided into categories. Depending on the scope of the operation, a full tummy tuck can take 1 to 5 hours. A partial tummy tuck (mini-tuck lift) can be performed in 1 to 2 hours.

Umbilical reconstruction after tummy tuck. The original navel is sewn into a new hole created by the surgeon.

Total tummy tuck In general, a full (or total) tummy tuck is performed as follows:
1. The cut is hip to hip, just above the pubic area.
2. Another incision is made to detach the umbilicus from the surrounding skin.
3. Separate the skin from the abdominal wall to expose the muscles and fascia to be stretched. The fascial wall is stretched by sutures.
4. Stretch the remaining skin and fat by removing excess fat and closing the defect.
5. The old umbilicus is brought out through the new hole and sutured.
6. Liposuction is often used to refine the transitional areas of the abdominal shape.
7. A bandage and sometimes compression garments were applied and excess fluid drained from the site.

Complete abdominoplasty including myofascial plication, abdominal skin lipectomy, and hip aspiration lipectomy.

Partial tummy tuck

A partial (or minor) tummy tuck is performed as follows:
1. A smaller incision is made.
2. The skin and fat of the lower abdomen are less separated from the fascia. The skin is tightened and excess skin is removed.
3. Sometimes the navel detaches from the underlying muscle and continues to slide along the abdominal wall.
4. Tension is sometimes felt in part of the wall of the abdominal fascia.
5. Liposuction is often used to contour the transition zone.
6. The flap is sewn.

Abdominoplasty and Liposuction: Fully stitched area from which almost 100 square centimeters of skin has been removed during a combined tummy tuck and liposuction (also called "lipoplasty"). Note the "neo" navel (belly button) that has been reattached to the newly created hole.

How does Abdominoplasty Work: Advanced tummy tuck The extended tummy tuck is a total tummy tuck with lateral thigh lift. The resulting scar begins at the posterior armpit line (with palms open to the sides, the thumbs are along the posterior armpit line). The operation covers the entire contour of the abdomen, like a full tummy tuck, and also allows for further enlargement of the side (waist) and smoothing of the contour of the upper lateral part of the thigh.

Lateral High Tension Abdominoplasty
This is an advanced technique that takes a little over four and a half hours. In a traditional tummy tuck, muscles are tightened in a vertical line.In this new method, known as the lateral upper tummy tuck, the muscles are flexed horizontally in addition to flexing the vertical line. The end result of this technique is a much flatter stomach with a much more defined waist.

Peripheral Abdominoplasty
The peripheral tummy tuck is a large-area tummy tuck with a buttock lift. The resulting scar runs the entire length of the body and the operation is also called a belt lipectomy or body lift. This operation is particularly suitable for patients who have suffered significant weight loss.

Combined Procedures
A tummy tuck is part of a lower body lift and may be combined with liposuction, breast reduction, breast lift or sometimes a hysterectomy, depending on the reason for the hysterectomy. A popular name for breast augmentations performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck is "mother makeover."

Recovery (Abdominoplasty Healing Timeline)
1. It depends on the problem to be treated, the surgical technique and other factors. This can take between one and four weeks. Patients are advised to stay away from work for at least part of this recovery period.
2. It is best to avoid strenuous activities during this time.
3. Bruising and discomfort may occur at first.
4. Supportive abdominal compression or compression garments can minimize swelling/bruising and support repaired tissue.
5. Patients are advised to avoid all forms of nicotine for a month or more prior to surgery and during the recovery period.
6. Full recovery takes 3–6 months, followed by further scarring.

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