Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty,
Abdominal skin laxity happen after severe weight loss, or after childbirth.
When this excess skin and fat along with loose abdominal muscles, is making you self conscious of it, and you feel it is unattractive, a tummy tuck will help you, specially if diet and exercise were not helpful.
During the abdominoplasty Dr Paul Audi will infuse a solution under your abdominal skin containing xylocaine and adrenaline, and will liposuction the deep and superficial fat in your upper and lower abdomen. Then a low skin incision is done under your bikini line, the excess skin will be resected. The skin will be undermined up to the upper abdomen. The loose abdominal muscles are tightened, with permanents or long lasting sutures. A new skin opening for the umbilicus will be done. Quilting sutures are used to close the dead space. Skin closure is done in two layers.
The tummy tuck is done under epidural anesthesia , along with intravenous sedation.
The stretch marks below the umbilicus will be removed with the resected skin.
The result will be a flat and well-toned abdomen. t. Also tummy tuck is not a procedure for obese patients or if the excess fat is inside the abdomen below the muscles.
Smoking slows down the healing process and increases the risk of serious complications during and after surgery. Smokers must quit at least six weeks before surgery.
You should stop exercising for 6 weeks after surgery, and wear a compression garment for 6 weeks as well.
Plan to take about two weeks off from work, depending on the physical demands of your job.
You will be applying a silicone gel on your scar for three months.
After a tummy tuck one has to maintain his results by watching his diet and body weight