Many people struggle with effective fat reduction. Losing excess fat is not easy for everyone, and belly fat happens to be incredibly stubborn. But losing that pooch and getting a toned physique has become so much easier with the help of abdominoplasty.

Abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic procedure that can help you shed those extra inches around your waist and fit into your favorite clothes without any trouble.

What Is Abdominoplasty?

This surgical procedure addresses excess abdominal fat and sagging skin that exercise and stringent diet plans have not been able to take care of. It also tackles the issue of drooping abdominal muscles.

By tightening the remaining skin and rejoining the abdominal-wall muscles, a tummy tuck gives you a trimmer, flatter belly that makes you look fit. Abdominoplasty can create a toned and sculpted look for patients who are already at or near their ideal weight.

And for new moms struggling to lose belly fat post-delivery, an abdominoplasty helps restore their pre-pregnancy physique. When the abdominal muscles are stretched during pregnancy to accommodate the fetus, this condition is known as diastasis recti. Abdominoplasty restores a tight abdominal wall.

The Abdominoplasty Procedure

At the start of a tummy tuck, the patient is given general anesthesia, allowing for a pain-free and comfortable procedure. To ensure the effectiveness of the anesthesia, candidates might be advised to stop taking certain medications and to follow a healthy diet few days prior to the surgery.

A curving horizontal incision is then made in the natural crease line just above the pubic region. This is done to ensure that any post-surgical marks are inconspicuous and can be easily hidden by a bathing suit.

The incision typically reaches from hipbone to hipbone, but its length and shape can be dependent on the level of correction required. An additional incision may be created around the bellybutton for greater surgical access.

After incisions are made, abdominal muscles are tightened and rejoined with the help of internal sutures. The excess fat is removed using liposuction. Excess skin is removed with a scalpel, and the remaining skin is carefully tightened. Repositioning of the bellybutton might be required to create natural-looking results.

Once all changes have been made to the abdomen, the incisions are then closed with surgical sutures.

Can Abdominoplasty Be Combined with Other Procedures?

A tummy tuck can be combined with other procedures, reducing the number of recovery periods necessary. It can be included in a mommy makeover to address changes that occur due to pregnancy and breastfeeding.

A mommy makeover helps restore a patient’s pre-pregnancy body. The procedure can include a number of surgical techniques, including the tummy tuck, breast augmentation, a breast lift, and liposuction.

Get Started Today

To find out more about the many benefits of abdominoplasty surgery, it’s best to meet with Dr. Daniel Reichner for a consultation. Contact our office today to set up your informative consultation.