Simple Guide into Tummy Tuck Surgery
Tummy tuck surgery is the process of reshaping the abdomen area by removing excess skin before stretching and stitching. The result is a flat stomach with tightened muscles. This kind of surgery is not performed as a means of losing weight. It is operated on patients who have experienced a heavy weight loss prior to the operation, often due to a bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) such as gastric sleeve surgery , or to pregnancy.
There are different ways of proceeding with the operation. The surgical choice will depend on the circumstances of the patient and the results of the intervention will be permanent if good life habits are maintained after surgery.
When is a good time to get operated?
Abdominoplasty is a standard operation after a huge weight loss. Drastic weight loss means that the body cannot keep up with the transformation, and thus excess skin after weight loss creates a saggy look on the stomach. Choosing the best time to get operated on means that you are not overweight and you don’t have any medical conditions that may interfere with the operation and the results. Also, no further pregnancies must be planned after surgery. In case you just gave birth, we suggest you wait about 6 months before the operation.