A tummy tuck cosmetic surgery might be the best choice to improve your body image if you have excess skin folds or fat surrounding the area of your belly button or a weak lower abdominal wall.
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty is an aesthetic surgical procedure performed by a plastic surgeon in Egypt to improve the shape and look of the abdomen by getting rid of excess skin folds and fat from the abdomen, tightening the abdomen connective tissue with sutures, and repositioning the remaining skin to create a more toned look.
What could abdominoplasty do?
A plastic surgeon in Egypt advises performing tummy tuck to remove loose, droopy skin and fat, and tighten weak connective tissue in the lower abdomen below the belly button creating a smoother and firmer abdominal profile. The flat, well-toned abdomen you would immediately notice after a tummy tuck you could not achieve by exercise and weight control methods alone.
What could not abdominoplasty do?
While being an excellent solution for getting rid of the protruded abdomen, the tummy tuck surgery as a plastic surgeon in Egypt stresses is not a substitute for a weight loss regimen or an appropriate routine exercise program.
In addition, this procedure could not correct stretch marks, although these may be diminished or somewhat improved only if they are located on the areas of the excess skin that will be removed.
Finally, the results you gain from a tummy tuck are immediate and permanent but these outcomes are greatly diminished by significant changes in your weight so plastic surgeon in Egypt usually advise that if you are planning significant weight loss or future pregnancies you have to postpone an abdominoplasty.
Reasons for protruded abdomen
Even individuals with normal body weight and accepted body proportions might develop a protruded abdomen with loose and saggy skin, Several reasons might lead to excess fat accumulation, poor skin elasticity, and weakened connective tissue in the abdomen area, These reasons include:
- Significant and/ or rapid weight changes.
- Abdominal surgery, especially the C-section.
- Hereditary reasons.
Am I a good candidate for abdominoplasty?
A tummy tuck, like all cosmetic procedures, is a highly individualized decision that should fit yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s wishes or to try to fit any kind of ideal image.
In general, if you are annoyed by the profile of your abdomen, you are a good candidate for abdominoplasty if:
- You are in a good health condition and with a stable weight.
- You have real expectations regarding the outcomes you would obtain.
On the other hand, a plastic surgeon in Egypt is against performing this procedure if you:
- Planning for significant weight loss in the future.
- Planning to become pregnant in the future.
- Suffering from any chronic condition, such as heart disease, hypertension, or diabetes.
- You are obese or with a body mass index of more than 30.
- Heavy smoker.
- Have significant scar tissue resulting from previous abdominal surgery.
Could abdominoplasty be combined with other procedures?
Plastic surgeon in Egypt sometimes combine abdominoplasty with other body contouring cosmetic surgeries. Liposuction for abdominal fat is the most famous cosmetic procedure combined with tummy tuck, C-sections as well often performed in combination with abdominoplasty, in addition, plastic surgeon in Egypt incorporate the procedure’s scar with the C-section scar.
How do you prepare for abdominoplasty?
During your first visit with your plastic surgeon, your surgeon would likely:
Review your medical history
Be ready to answer questions about your current and past medical conditions, tell your physician about your current medications as well as all previous surgeries you’ve had and any allergies to any medications.
Do a physical exam
Your physician would examine your abdomen and also take some pictures of your abdomen to determine the best treatment technique that fits you.
Discuss your anticipations
Do not hesitate to explain to your physician why you want to undergo this procedure and your wish regarding your appearance after the procedure. Make sure during your consultation with your physician that you understand all the benefits and expected risks of the procedure.
What do you need before a tummy tuck surgery?
Dr Ali Gaber, one of the best Plastic surgeon in Egypt, illustrates that before this procedure you would need the following;
You are the best candidate if you are not a smoker, but if you are a smoker you have to stop smoking at least one month before and after the procedure, since smoking decreases the skin blood flow, slows the healing process, and increases the tissue damage risk as well.
Stop certain medications
If you’re currently taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, or herbal supplements, you have to stop this medication before the procedure and during the recovery, since these medications increase bleeding risk.
Maintain a stable weight
A Plastic surgeon in Egypt Ideally advises maintaining a stable body weight for at least one year before performing a tummy tuck for better outcomes.
If you’re overweight, your surgeons would recommend you lose weight before the procedure since significant weight loss after abdominoplasty can diminish the outcomes.
Arrange someone for help during your recovery
Your surgeon will remind you to plan for someone to drive you home after leaving the hospital and remain with you for at least the first night of your recovery period.
How is abdominoplasty performed?
A plastic surgeon in Egypt performs several techniques for a tummy tuck, depending on the goals you need to achieve and the extent of change you would like to notice.
In the typical abdominoplasty, a plastic surgeon in Egypt makes incisions to remove excess skin and fat in the area between the belly button and the pubic hair in either horizontal, oval, or elliptical shape. Connective tissue that lies over the abdominal muscles is tightened using permanent sutures.
The shape and length of the incision are determined according to the amount of excess skin and fat that needs to be removed and the type of technique used. Scars left after the incisions fall along the natural creases within the bikini line so they are non noticeable, and will fade over time.