The tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is cosmetic surgery that results in a firmer, thinner abdomen. During the procedure, excess fat and skin in the middle and lower abdomen are removed. This results in tighter abdominal muscles. Most people who have tummy tuck surgery are self-conscious about loose skin and weaker muscles caused by pregnancy or weight loss. A tummy tuck in Los Angeles can succeed in refining a person’s figure where diet and exercise were unsuccessful in getting rid of stubborn fat and excess tissue. There are different kinds of tummy tuck surgery that target different issues.
Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck in Los Angeles
A good candidate for a tummy tuck is someone who is close to their ideal body weight, in good general health, and is carrying excess weight around the midsection. He or she will also have drooping, loose skin in the abdominal area.
The individual’s abdominal condition will have failed to respond to diet and exercise. However, smokers, those with serious medical conditions that might worsen with surgery, anyone who plans on becoming pregnant or on losing a lot of weight are not good candidates. Never feel pushed into having a procedure by someone else. It should always be your own decision.
What happens during tummy tuck surgery
When you have an abdominoplasty, a cosmetic surgeon will remove the excess loose skin from the abdomen, as well as tighten the abdominal muscles, and remove fat deposits. However, tummy tuck procedures can be highly customized to meet the individual needs of the patient. Some of the elements of a tummy tuck procedure are as follows:
- Removing excess skin
No matter how toned your muscles are and how much you work out, you might have a sagging pouch of abdominal skin. This can range from a small amount to what is known as an ‘apron’ of skin that can sometimes reach down the front of the thighs. During a tummy tuck, your surgeon will reposition your skin so that it is tight and flat and then remove the excess.
- Removing excess fat
When there are stubborn fat deposits. Liposuction is performed as part of the tummy tuck procedure. As with all liposuction, a cannula is inserted into the relevant area. The fat is first loosened and then sucked out, making the abdomen look flatter and tighter.
- Tightening muscles
The abdominal cavity is lined by a layer of connective tissue called the fascia. Which keeps everything in the abdomen in place. This layer and our abdominal muscles can become looser and weaker over time. Resulting in an abdomen that is loose and flabby. During a tummy tuck, your cosmetic surgeon can sew the muscles and fascia back together again to develop a newly-tightened and -toned appearance.
- Repositioning the belly button
Sometimes, a tummy tuck in Los Angeles includes ‘umbilical translocation.’ This is where your plastic surgeon will reposition your belly button elsewhere to create a more proportional and balanced look. He or she will make a small hole in the appropriate place in the tightened abdomen to resemble a navel.
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