Pregnancies, weight gain, and weight loss take a tremendous toll on the muscles of the abdomen and the elasticity of the overlying skin. When the problem is stretched muscles and loose overlying skin, then a Tummy Tuck helps to remove the excess skin and tightens up the underlying musculature giving you a flatter, firmer, tummy along with a thinner waist as well.
The most common approach to performing this procedure involves a horizontal incision across the lower abdomen — just below the bikini line and just above the pubic area. The skin is elevated and the belly button is separated from its skin attachment. The abdominal muscles are tightened in the midline to make the abdomen firmer and the waist thinner.
The skin is then pulled downward and the excess removed. A new opening is made for the belly button at the proper position. The incisions are closed with buried sutures that will not require removal. A firm, the elastic support garment is placed at the end of the procedure.
There will be some post-operative discomfort Body Lift Surgery that can be controlled by medication. You will be up and around in a day or two, but you must avoid strenuous activity for three to four weeks. This procedure is performed in the hospital, under general anesthesia. Every effort is made to minimize the scar, which though permanent, gradually fades over time. By removing the sagging, excess skin and accumulated fatty tissue, you’ll almost immediately enjoy a flatter, firmer abdomen, and thinner waist.