Abdominoplasty, otherwise referred to as a ‘Tummy Tuck’, is a process that eliminates the excess skin around the abdomen after substantial weight loss. Often teamed with a liposuction procedure if the patient is having trouble ridding themselves of that stubborn fat, though not always necessary if they have found success in their weight loss journey thus far.
What does a ‘Tummy Tuck’ do?
Essentially, an incision will be made during surgery just below the bikini (or jock) line. This is done so that the scar is not visible to the public eye when participating in sports, or swimming at the beach. Back in the day, this scar was quite prominent, but it is handy to know that nowadays it is much more discreet thanks to improvements in technology and the skill of Mr Morris Ritz.
Once the incision is made, the excess skin and fatty tissue is cut away and the abdominal muscles smoothed out to create a more streamline shape. This is a major factor for women who are suffering from Diastasis Recti post pregnancy. In this instance, the abs separate and due to a variety of factors, don’t heal as they often should. Therefore, a Tummy Tuck would help those muscles reconnect and repair in a position that would allow the tummy to look trim, toned and smooth.
What benefits will I receive from this procedure?
Besides the benefits to postpartum women listed above, there are several life changing benefits to be seen by every client post Tummy Tuck surgery:
- A smoother, tighter tummy: The results you ultimately want. Whether you are choosing the tummy tuck to rid your body of excess skin or teaming it with a liposuction procedure to also rid yourself of stubborn fat, the results are astounding. The tummy you have been wanting for so long is now yours and nothing feels better.
- An increase in self confidence: No more loose shirts or flowy tops necessary. Now you are free to wear whatever, whenever you want and the best part is, you feel good about it. Now you can stroll down the beach in your bikini (or budgie smugglers) with the self esteem that matches the body you’re in.
- That feel good feeling: It feels good to know that you’ve done the hard work, and it’s paid off. No matter what it is in life, making a good decision and reaping the rewards that come with it feels great. Whether it’s taking that leap and finally committing to the procedure you’ve been wanting for years, or working hard to lose that excess weight and rewarding yourself with a Tummy Tuck to eliminate the excess skin, you’ve finally done it. And it feels good.
To find out what benefits lay in store for you, give us a call on (03) 9508 9503 to book your Tummy Tuck consultation. The final step on your weight loss journey.