Dr. A. H. Nezami
No matter how much you diet and exercise, do you still have a protuding abdomen or loose skin? Many factors can contribute to stubborn belly fat, stretched out muscles, and sagging skin. Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, genetics, and the natural aging process can all contribute to separated abdominal muscles and overstretched skin. An abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure designed to remove fat and tighten abdominal skin and muscles. The surgery results in a flatter and firmer tummy.
Patients with loose skin in the lower abdomen are usually ideal candidates for mini-abdominoplasty. The incision for this procedure is shorter and less invasive than that of a standard tummy tuck.
Patients with loose skin, excess fat, and some abdominal bulging due to the separation of muscles, are ideal candidates for standard tummy tuck. This procedure tightens the entire abdominal wall and skin; however, the incision is longer and also involves an incision around the navel.
Patients with excess abdominal skin and fat combined with muscle laxity often need an extended tummy tuck. This procedure removes the excess fat and skin while tightening the underlying abdominal muscles. The incision is longer on each side toward the back, it also involves an incision around the navel.