What is a Tummy Tuck or an Abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty commonly known as tummy tuck is a surgical procedure to tighten the abdominal wall muscles, and to flatten the abdomen by eliminating excess fat as well as the skin. The operation decreases the extension of mid & the lower areas of the stomach. There are many types of abdominoplasty procedures including: Complete Abdominoplasty, and Partial or Mini Abdominoplasty.
DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PROCEDURES
An abdominoplasty is not to be compared with liposuction procedures or gastric bypass surgical treatment. Liposuction is a surgical treatment that eliminates fat deposits; it could be conducted as an aspect of an abdominoplasty. Gastric bypass is a significant surgical treatment that decreases the size of the stomach and allows food to go through the small intestine.
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty doesn’t lead to weight loss. Indeed, it is usually conducted after an individual has lost a lot of body weight and wishes to improve the loose skin. Some females who have experienced several child births choose to have an abdominoplasty to tense up the muscles and minimize the stretched skin effect which is caused during pregnancy. Women who plan to get pregnant or still considering weight reduction should postpone having a Complete Abdnominoplasty.
Complete tummy tuck: This option is for people who need a lot of modification, the stomach is cut horizontally; the surgeon shapes the skin, muscle, and removes excess fat. The navel is separated in complete tummy tuck surgery, and the patient may need drainage tubes after the surgery. This type of surgery can last 4-6 hours.
Partial tummy tuck: Shorter incision is used in this surgery, and the navel will not be separated. Partial tummy tucks can take only 2-3 hours. Partial and complete tummy tuck, both have risks; however, the serious ones aren’t common. The risks include in both surgeries can be an infection, bleeding under the skin, and blood clots. Other potential complications are skin loss and suture rupture.
Tummy tuck is not covered in most insurance plans, due to the fact that most of the health insurances do not cover cosmetics. The cost ranges from $5,000 to $15,000 for a abdominoplasty.
For a abdominoplasty in Honolulu Hawaii contact Oahu plastic surgeon Dr. Dieffenbach today at 808.678.1955