Removing excess belly fat is now easier than ever. New cosmetic treatments introduce almost every year thanks to innovations and advancements in both medical & cosmetic fields. However, a relatively older technique, Tummy Tuck, is to this day a highly recommended treatment by doctors around the globe for reducing saggy or excess stomach skin. One may ask, Are Tummy Tuck Results Permanent? And the answer is simply, yes. Although there is a possibility that the skin will sag again without following proper precautions and aftercare.
Aim of Tummy Tuck Procedure:
The primary purpose of a tummy tuck is to remove the extra layer of skin and fat and reconnect the skin with internal sutures to provide a more well-structured appearance, free from loose & drooping skin.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Tummy Tuck?
Anyone with excess stomach fat or loose skin can choose to undergo treatment. Tummy tucks advise for any of the following conditions.
- Loose or hanging skin which causes by the sudden loss of weight.
- Fat accumulation in the lower abdomen and surrounding area
- Treatment for aesthetic improvement following pregnancy & childbirth.
During an initial consultation with our specialist, after careful examination, he will let you know what you should expect post-tummy tuck. It is pertinent that you share a complete medical history, any medication, or allergic reactions to avoid any risks while undergoing surgery.
This surgery can last anywhere between 1-2 hours varying according to the requirements of each case. Locally administer anesthesia is given and the doctor may mark locations for incisions. Ideally, an incision is made below the belly button to ensure that the scar produced as a result will remain hidden under the belt. After gaining access inside, Liposuction can be performed. This will ensure a more well-contour shape after removing fat. Any excess skin can remove surgically and the ends are then sutured. You may not be able to get back to your daily routine for a month or so. The doctor may prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection and painkillers to reduce discomfort after the surgery.
How To Maximize Tummy Tuck Results?
The treatment, although innovative, still has some weak points when it comes to extending results. Follow the under-mentioned instructions to improve the longevity of your results.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle and make a routine.
- Try to exercise regularly.
- Implement a strict dietary plan to maintain weight.
Factors That Reduce Prolonged Results:
Given that you exercise and follow a balanced diet, the skin is less likely to lose its improved aesthetic appeal. Getting a tummy tuck, however, does not mean that you are impervious to any future weight fluctuation or later sagging of the abdominal skin. Certain factors can eventually result in needing a follow-up treatment, these include but are not limited to,
As time passes, the skin loses its elasticity due to reduce collagen production. Although certain treatments can reduce the age factor, without proper care, time can take its toll.
Stretching muscles and loosening of skin due to pregnancy and later, childbirth can cause drooping and sagging belly skin to reappear. This is the natural response of your body to accommodate the changes that occur during pregnancy. In this case, another visit to your doctor is probably the best approach before choosing your next step.
Sudden Weight Gain Or Weight Loss:
The formation of new fat cells due to an unhealthy diet or lack of exercise is often the cause of loose Abdominal skin and stretch marks in the first place. This is why we always recommend that you follow proper aftercare instruction post tummy tuck to ensure that your money isn’t wasted. Consider consulting our nutritionists if you need any guidance in this regard because as the saying goes “you are what you eat”.
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