ABDOMINOPLASTY - TUMMY TUCK
Exercise only goes so far when it comes to improving one’s physical appearance. While working out is an essential facet of overall health, it does not always have the desired results. Exercising cannot tighten loose skin or transform a body into a perfect hourglass. All of your hard work at the gym is wasted if your firm muscles are hidden under layers of shapeless skin.
tummy tuck procedure types
American Skin Institute offers two tummy tuck procedures that target different problems in the abdominal area. A traditional tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is performed when the patient wants to eliminate extra skin above and below the navel. A mini-tuck can remove the under the belly button that many women develop after giving birth. The full tummy tuck begins to heal within seven to 10 days, and recovery after a mini-tuck takes about half that time. Both procedures can be combined with liposculpting to slim the waist and make the stomach area as smooth and natural-looking as possible.
Tummy tucks are common among people who have had weight loss surgery or who have adopted strict diets for health reasons. They lose massive amounts of weight very quickly, and their abdominal skin is not able to match that pace. The skin becomes deflated but does not shrink to fit the new, slim person underneath it. A person who has lost a lot of weight due to dieting or gastric bypass surgery may not look as thin as he or she should because the extra skin mimics the appearance of fat. A tummy tuck is the final step toward achieving a better body. The cost of a tummy tuck can be covered by insurance if the weight loss was a lifesaving measure and if the loose skin is causing rashes or hernias.