The one problem area everyone has is the stomach. It is the place where the most of fat accumulates and refuses to go. One can be perfectly skinny and still have a pot belly. Natural processes like childbirth and ageing can exacerbate the problem. And as now research is suggesting, not a significant amount of people can lose more than 10% of their body weight consistently with the help of diet and exercise. Unfortunately, our bodies are evolutionarily set up to make it very hard to lose weight. The reason for this is, as the pounds go down, our metabolism adapts and slows down. To regain the flat and well-toned waist we all so desire, abdominoplasty which is more commonly known as a tummy tuck, can be performed. A tummy tuck is a procedure in which excess fat and skin is removed, and weakened muscles restored to sculpt a firmer and smoother stomach.
Even though abdominoplasty is a very successful procedure, it is definitely advisable for anyone considering it to do some research beforehand. It is imperative to understand that there are both positives and risks associated with any surgical procedure. Therefore, even if this is a highly effective procedure, it is not recommended for everyone. So, if you are considering an abdominoplasty, it is better to be prepared and plan ahead for a smoother healing process.
Here are some facts to keep in mind before getting a tummy tuck:
1-Substantial Recovery Time Required
You should expect to stay at home for about 2 weeks after the surgery. Being a major surgical procedure, this procedure involves incisions. To avoid placing any strain on the incisions, any activity more strenuous than light walking should be avoided. It is not the case that you will be bedridden, but for successful recovery, it is important to be cautious and keep physical activity to a minimum. During this time period, you will experience a moderate amount of pain in the initial days, and you might be fatigued and sore. This is normal, and after some rest, there will be a lot of improvement.
2- A requirement of Stable Weight
Abdominoplasty is not a procedure for weight loss. For the best results, you will have to maintain your weight for 6 months prior to the procedure. Weight loss or weight gain after the procedure might diminish the results. For this reason, it is recommended to be within 5 kgs of your desired weight. If there is pregnancy on the horizon for you, wait until after you have given birth before you go for a tummy tuck.
Needless to say, a tummy tuck will leave a permanent scar. However, this is easily hideable, as it runs across the bikini line, and will fade over time. The experienced surgeons at Skinnovation Clinics position the incision in such a way that it is easily concealable by clothing or underwear. Regardless, it is not something to mull over.
4- Placement of Surgical Drains
In abdominoplasty, the surgeon inserts one or two surgical drains. This is done to prevent the buildup of fluid behind the incision, and reducing swelling. These surgical drains will be kept in place for 1 to 2 days. Your surgeon will discuss with you all the dos and don’ts. Bathing should be done gently. Use of perfumed soaps, old washcloths etc. should be avoided while bathing and anti-bacterial products should be used after the tummy tuck.
5- Lifestyle Changes
After you get this procedure, it is recommended to avoid smoking, as it slows the healing process. Smoking decreases the blood flow in the skin, which can be very harmful. Certain medications such as aspirin, other anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements that cause bleeding, should also be avoided. Also, it is helpful to keep in mind, the results for this procedure will become apparent, and you will have the taut abdomen you have always dreamed of!
If you are looking for a successful and no fuss tummy tuck, Skinnovation Clinics is the place to get all the consultation and make an informed decision.