Often people are interested in tummy tucks and liposuction are those who have had a significant weight loss or a women who has had multiple pregnancies. In both of these circumstances you can be left with folds of skin hanging down over your abdomen. Due to the excessive stretching the skin has been through, it loses its elasticity and no amount of diet or exercise can get rid of the excess skin. If you are one of these people, you may want to consider liposuction abdominoplasty.
Liposuction abdominoplasty is also called a tummy tuck with lipo. This procedure will eliminate the excess skin hanging off your abdomen and at the same time get rid of those bothersome extra fat deposits. At the same time your abdominal muscles will be tightened and the overall effect is a taut, smooth stomach and a contoured waist.
During a tummy tuck procedure the surgeon makes an incision just above your pubic area from hip to hip. Then the skin is then separated from the abdominal wall so the abdominal muscles may be tightened. The skin flap is stretched down and excess skin is removed and the incision is stitched closed.
If your surgeon approves it liposuction is performed at the same time. The liposuction part of this procedure will help to get rid of even more fat for a very sleek and contoured look. Be sure to ask about this when you have your consultation
A tummy tuck is major surgery and therefore should not be taken lightly. In your one-on-one consultation with your surgeon be sure you ask plenty of questions. One way to prepare yourself for this meeting is to do as much research as possible on your own. This is very easy with the Internet. Keep a notebook a jot down any questions you think of as you are doing your research. Here are some common questions to ask. Which tummy tuck procedure is good for me? Do I qualify for a tummy tuck? What is the cost? What is the recovery time? What type of anasthesia will you use? What are some potential complications that may arise? Also be sure to check their credentials and their references.
After liposuction abdominoplasty you will need time to recover. Your body needs to heal so be sure and fit this recovery time into your plans. The length and success of your recovery time will depend on your general overall health, the skill of the surgeon and your willingness to follow the instructions your doctor give you prior to surgery and after surgery. You should expect to see a lot of swelling and bruising. Also, be aware the scar will never completely disappear, but it can be covered up with your clothing.
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