What You Should Know About Tummy Tucks
Tummy tucks can get rid of excess skin and fat from the middle
and lower abdomen and tighten your abdominal muscles. While this
may sound like the perfect solution to that paunch that just will
not respond to diet or exercise, it is important to be informed about
the drawbacks of the surgery, and possible alternatives
A tummy tuck, or "abdominoplasty," is a major
surgical operation. Tummy tucks require a surgeon
to cut open the skin of your abdomen from hipbone to hipbone. Although
it can be camouflaged, the incision leaves a permanent scar.
Tummy tucks are not for everybody. If you have scarring from
previous abdominal surgery, you may want to think twice about having
the procedure done because the scars could be unusually prominent.
If you are a woman who is planning a future pregnancy, you may also
be a poor candidate for a tummy tuck because the vertical muscles
in the abdomen that are tightened during surgery can separate again
during pregnancy. Finally, if you intend to lose a lot of weight,
you will have to postpone the surgery.
Because tummy tucks are major procedures, they carry an increased
risk of complications, and lengthier recovery times than other forms
of cosmetic surgery. It is also important to remember that while a
tummy tuck can get rid of some of the fat under the skin of your abdomen,
it cannot get rid of the fat from "love handles," or your
For people with excess fat deposits in
other areas of their bodies, liposuction
may be an effective alternative to tummy
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