Abdominoplasty or better known as “tummy tuck” is an aesthetic surgery procedure utilized to create the abs of your dreams. The procedure involves the reduction of excess abdominal skin and fat in the lower and middle abdomen to tighten both the fascia and muscle of the lower abdominal wall. The skin, fat and muscles are then reshaped and remoulded to improve the patient’s shape. Tummy tuck Adelaide usually take approximately two hours to perform and will last approximately two to three hours.
The full abdominoplasty results will not be visible right away, and healing will occur on average after two weeks. Full recovery will require you to exercise and maintain a healthy diet. In addition to medication usage, you should also follow your surgeon’s advice for a week or two. This is an important step in the healing process because it protects your healing wounds and prevents additional scarring.
If you are considering abdominoplasty, you should be aware of the risks associated with this surgery. While your doctor can minimize the risks of this surgery by performing an early surgical procedure and monitoring your progress, you should still ask about any possible complications from the surgery. The most common complications from a tummy tuck Adelaide are infection, clotting, necrosis of the newly incised muscle and delayed wound healing. If your doctor tells you that one of these complications could happen, you should immediately contact him or her for further information.
Another complication from abdominoplasty is the panniculectomy. With this procedure, your doctor will remove excess skin and muscle from areas around the navel and lower abdomen. This operation is known as liposuction.
The risk of surgery complications is higher for women who smoke or have other health problems, such as diabetes. Women who smoke while having a tummy tuck Adelaide may experience breathing difficulties, chest pains, numbness in the legs, dizziness and difficulty waking up. It is also possible that you could develop infections, blisters or scars following the surgery. Some patients experience deep vein thrombosis (DVT) after their tummy tuck. This is a condition where a blood clot forms in a leg, restricting blood flow to the leg.
Your surgeon will decide if a full or partial abdominoplasty is needed based on the results of a CT scan and an X-ray. After a partial abdominoplasty, which is less invasive, the surgeon can then make smaller incisions to allow for removal of lymph nodes or fat deposits from your abdomen. With this type of operation, you will be able to exercise easier and lose more weight in a shorter period of time. If you choose a full tummy tuck, the surgeon will cut into the navel area and pull out the belly button and excess skin to create a firmer-looking stomach.