Tummy Tuck Introduction
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed. Often, factors such as multiple pregnancies and genetics can contribute to the development of loose skin, fat deposits, and stretch marks in the abdominal region. Even substantial weight loss can contribute to the development of loose skin in the abdomen. These areas typically persist despite proper diet and exercise, and they can make the abdomen appear disproportionate to the rest of the body.
A full tummy tuck works by removing loose skin, fat deposits, and stretch marks from the abdominal region. In addition, vertical abdominal muscles that have been stretched and weakened over time are tightened, restoring the appearance of a firmer, flatter abdomen. Tummy tuck procedures can be performed alone, but are often performed with liposuction to further improve body contours.
What Are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
- Increased confidence
- More clothing options
- A more defined waistline
- The removal of excess skin that can be painful for some patients
- The removal of stretch marks on excess abdominal skin
- A more youthful appearance
Tummy Tuck Technique
Abdominoplasty is performed either under general or local anesthetic or under local anaesthetic with sedation, and usually takes between one and two hours to complete.
Dr. Foued Hamza will make an incision just above the pubic area. While he will attempt to place the incision so that it is hidden by a bathing suit or undergarments, it is important to realise that you will have a permanent scar.
The skin and fat layers that lie above the abdominal wall are separated from the wall using a cautery device. The tissue is then lifted upward toward the navel to expose the abdominal muscles in the lower abdomen.
In order to tighten the abdomen, Dr. Foued Hamza will suture the abdominal muscles, pulling them closer together, which creates a flatter, firmer abdominal wall and a slimmer waistline.
Dr. Foued Hamza will stretch the layer of skin and fat that has been lifted away back tightly over the abdominal wall. The skin and fat that hangs beyond the original incision line is removed.
Tummy tuck & breast augmentation