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Spectrum HRT Plastic Surgery

Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty in Miami :

There are many ways to lose excess fat. Depending on the region being targeted, and required results, the surgical process may vary. Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty at Spectrum HRT, Miami, is just another sub-category of weight reduction surgery that targets the tummy, or abdomen. While there are many different fat reduction surgical procedures, tummy tuck is popularly administered because of their specific nature of targeting the abdomen. For those who wish to get rid of that sagging skin or unruly fat, may wish to acquaint themselves with the eligibility criteria and procedure behind this cosmetic surgery.

Eligibility for Tummy Tuck in Miami at Spectrum HRT :

Anyone with excess skin or fat in the belly area is eligible to undergo a tummy tuck. However, more specifically, those with sagging skin in the abdominal area, an abdomen that does not correspond with the proportions of the rest of the body, weakened abdominal muscles or extra fat tissue in the tummy are suitable candidates for this procedure.

However, those patients who plan to get pregnant after the surgery may not be allowed to undergo the procedure until after the pregnancy. Of course, this needs to be discussed with the surgeon in question.

Tummy Tuck Surgery at Spectrum HRT, Miami :

Before the surgery can begin a general check up is conducted, by the doctor, in the abdomen area to assess the amount of loose skin and excess fat.

The incision will start around or right above the pelvic area. This incision will extend horizontally, and the length of this extension will depend on the amount of excess fat and skin to be removed. It is ideal to discuss the length of the incision with your surgeon beforehand so as to avoid any marks or scars in visible places.

A second incision may be made if there is excess skin above the naval. This incision will be above or around the naval as well. Now, the surgeon will begin tightening the skin. This is done by bringing in the excess skin together towards the lower abdomen. Once the skin is bunched up, it is removed. Of course, any excess fat is removed with this skin. If there is too much excess fat, the surgeon may consider complimenting the tummy tuck with a liposuction.

The incision sights will then be closed through sutures and the wound will be given time to heal. Of course, it is important to clean the wounds and avoid any infection in the scarred area until the scars become fainter.

Reasons Behind a Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that helps people remove excess or sagging skin in the abdominal region. But why would such a procedure be necessary? What possible scenario could present itself for someone to want to consider pinching their skin into a bunch and surgically removing it under the care of a surgeon’s scalpel. So for those of you, who are considering this procedure, do familiarize yourselves with the various reasons for undergoing this treatment.

·      Post Weight Loss

For the most part, sagging skin results from exercise. It may sound ironic, but when you exercise solely to burn fat and not to tighten your skin, the outcomes may not always be ideal. There may be excess skin that needs removal after weight loss. While one may employ natural means such as a proper exercise regime to tighten that loose skin, a tummy tuck is a viable option to quickly get rid of the excess skin.

·      Excess Skin

Many times a liposuction is complemented with a tummy tuck. A liposuction involves the surgical removal of excess fat through making incisions in the required area and then sucking the fat out. Nowadays, liposuction is being performed in noninvasive ways such as through ultrasonic or laser technology. These methods allow the fat cells to move through the body naturally.

In the case that liposuction occurs in the tummy area, it may need to be supplemented with a tummy tuck. This of course, depends on the amount of fat being dispelled from the body. When more fat is being removed, there is a chance that the skin may not be tight enough to adopt the new shape of the belly. Since liposuction only works with fats, a tummy tuck may be needed to treat the additional skin.

·      Child Birth

Women who wish to get mini tummy tucks (or standard tummy tucks) usually do so after their pregnancy. Tummy tucks allow them to lose that tiny pouch around the abdomen without having to exercise through it. Furthermore, after pregnancy some women find it harder to lose weight as their abdominal muscles may have stretched out during the process of carrying a child. In such a case, a standard tummy tuck may be performed to tighten the aforementioned muscles. This not only allows these mothers to gain the figure they want, but also helps them lose that tummy weight easily in the future.

·      Aging

One of the most natural reasons for needing a tummy tuck is aging. With age, the skin tends to sag naturally as the tightness and firmness is lost over time. Elderly individuals who wish to make their skin look younger and to make themselves feel better, may proceed to adopt a tummy tuck procedure. While there is no age limit for a tummy tuck procedures, it is ill advised for individuals with chronic diseases or serious illnesses to undergo such a surgery as it may call for greater future complications. On the other hand, if the patient is healthy, age is not an issue for a tummy tuck procedure.

A tummy tuck surgery is a suitable option for men and women who are physically healthy and have a stable weight. Women who have had pregnancies earlier will find the surgery beneficial for tightening their abdominal muscles and relegating skin. People who were ones obese and still have extra fat accumulated or loose skin around their belly will profit from this surgery. Nevertheless, if you are a woman who plans on getting pregnant, then you should postpone the surgery until you are done having children as during the surgery your muscles are tightened and future pregnancies can separate those muscles. Also, you should keep in mind that a tummy tuck surgery is technically permanent and you should consider the possibility of scarring after a tummy tuck.

After you get a tummy tuck surgery, the section that has been operated on will be stitched and bandaged. The bandage used will be a firm, elastic band that stimulates comprehensive healing. How to take care of the bandage in the days following the surgery, how to position yourself while sitting or lying down to alleviate pain, and how to maintain your body  are some of the essential instructions that would be given to you by your surgeons after the surgery. Laborious physical activity will have to be strictly limited for at least six weeks. To ensure proper recovery, you may also have to take off work for a month.