The tummy tuck is an operation of cosmetic surgery used to improve both the appearance as the contour of the region of the abdomen. This procedure removes both the skin and excessive fat in the middle or lower part of the abdomen, carving at the same time the muscles that are underlying, in order to provide a much firmer appearance. A loose appearance abdomen can occur due to a pregnancy or very sudden changes in weight. For example, women who have had more than one pregnancy, have probably stretched the muscles of the abdomen along with the skin, which can be seen very beneficiary with this cosmetic surgery. After giving birth, a woman can regain muscle tone, however this will not contribute to carve tissue that connects these again muscles that has been stretched. Skin can also become loose after losing weight drastically and tends to hang, also fails to respond adequately to the exercise. This excess skin can be removed through the tummy tuck. Brief description of the procedure for this operation is first made an incision in the area of the lower abdomen, just above the pubic region.
The length of this cut depends on the amount of fat and skin that must be removed (can be from one side of the hip to another). To remove fat deposits also liposuction may be used, however the Abdominoplasty is needed and gives the best results in the event that the muscles are stretched or if there is a significant amount of loose skin. Obviously the case is different for each patient, since in some cases it is required to remove more fat while others require that it be removed more skin (in this case speak of a partial or complete Abdominoplasty). If the person suffers from a significant overweight, it is recommended to lose weight until the ideal weight so that the optimal results of the operation.