A nice figure makes you look good in all kinds of outfits and you also tend to feel good when you look stunning. There are many ways in which you can achieve that great figure you can diet and get into an exercise routine. You may manage to attain the ideal weight that you wanted but not the shape that you desired.
The tummy is one area of the body that may completely refuse to respond to exercises. You therefore end up with a protruding stomach that looks out of place. An abdominoplasty is a procedure that is used to give you the smooth, firm and flat tummy that you have always desired.
What The Procedure Can Do For You
An abdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that is carried out to get rid of the sagging fat and skin that is around the abdomen and to also repair the separated muscles. The result is a flatter, firmer abdomen that is shapelier and good looking. The procedure is not a replacement for exercising; all it does is to complement your efforts to have a well toned tummy.
In order to easily maintain the results of the procedure, your surgeon will advise you to go through the procedure after you have reached your ideal weight. You should not go through the procedure if you are planning to lose a lot of weight or if you want to get pregnant in the future. A large weight loss and pregnancy will cause you to lose the results of the procedure.
Planning For Surgery
Before the surgery, your surgeon will find out from you if you are under any medication. He may ask you to discontinue some of the medication if it will increase the risk of complications such as excessive bleeding. The doctor will need your full medical history which includes any ailments you have had before and any known allergies. You will have to stop smoking if you are a smoker. The doctor may prescribe that you take antibiotics before the surgery.
Going Through The Procedure
Your doctor will provide you with an anesthesia and will then make an incision depending on the amount of excess fat and skin that is present. He may perform a full abdominoplasty by making an incision that extends from one hipbone to the other hipbone. The separated muscles are repaired and the belly button is then placed in a new position.
The surgeon may also decide to use liposuction to get rid of extra fat. You can also opt for a mini tuck where a smaller incision is made and only the lower part of the abdomen is enhanced. An extended abdominoplasty can be performed where the incision extends to the love handles. You can also go through a body lift where the skin on the abdomen and on the back is tightened.
After the surgery, the surgeon may place drains under your skin to get rid of excess blood and fluids. Your abdomen may be swollen and you may feel numb and tired for the first few days. Your surgeon will prescribe medicine to manage the pain and keep you comfortable as you heal.