Tummy tuck surgery helps in removing excess skin and fat to restore the separated muscles. This procedure creates a new abdominal profile with much firmer and smoother appearance.
Are you a candidate for tummy tuck surgery?
A tummy tuck procedure is structured for specific individuals, and it is necessary to meet certain requirements. For a candidate to qualify for a tummy tuck, you need to:
- have maintained a stable weight and be physically healthy
- have realistic expectations
- be a non-smoker
- have the requirement of improving the appearance of your abdomen
How It Works
The tummy tuck procedure involves an incision between the belly button and pubic hairline. And then after, the abdominal skin is lifted to repair the abdominal muscles. Sometimes, another incision near the navel is also required to remove excess fat from the upper abdomen. The excess skin is trimmed, remaining skin is sutured, and finally, the new belly button opening is created.
The final results of this procedure may not be visible in initial period due to swelling. It takes a week or two to recover and stand confident in a new slimmer profile. You will observe a firmer, and flatter abdominal shape, proportionate to your body type and weight. The scar of tummy tuck procedure may take couple of months to a year to fade.