An abdominoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures in the world, only second to breast enhancement and rhinoplasty. Such an operation, also known as a tummy tuck, is a procedure which drains excess fat from the abdomen that getting rid of the annoying and very unattractive “muffins”.

After your liposuction procedure, excess skin is carefully and meticulously taken off before the surgeon proceeded to tighten up your loose abdominal muscle and fascia through the use of sutures. The result: a slimmer, leaner, fitter and attractive new you!

Who Benefits From Abdominoplasty Most?

Most patients who seek the operation are mothers who have delivered recently, the obese and those who have just lost a massive amount of weight. Others are those who have loose, stretch-marked skin.

Before you approach a surgeon on the possibility of having the procedure done, make sure that he or she is accredited with an officially recognized body, such as the Australian Medical Council and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

The Different Types Of Tummy Tucks

Depending on your surgeon's advice and the amount to which you want the surgery carried out, you can undergo different levels of the operation.

A complete operation involves major extraction of fat and skin removal, as well as muscle tightening, usually carried out if you have a strictly loose abdomen.

The first step is the creation of an incision just above the pelvis and below the navel from hip to hip. The surgeon carefully frees the navel stalk from the surrounding muscle and tissue and goes on to peel the skin back to reveal the underlining muscle.

After tightening the muscles by applying sutures, the doctor goes on to drain any fat around the abdominal muscles in order to achieve a more contoured body physique. After completion of the surgery and stitching the incisions, the surgeon may prescribe the use of a compression garment around the abdomen until the muscles are healed enough to work independently.

While similar to the complete procedure, other milder procedures referred to as “mini abdominoplasty” are carried out at a smaller scale. These options do not involve as much muscle tightening or liposuction.

Benefits Of The Operation

Tummy tucks transform hefty patients with lingering body issues into attractive and healthy images of fitness itself.

A Slimmer, Aesthetic Physique

It is a highly recommended after procedure by patients suffering from obesity, and who are unable to exercise or diet. The immediate and drastic change that an operation achieves is enough to inspire you into vowing to maintain that new body afterwards.

Improved Body Posture

Tightening of the fascia and abdominal muscles is not just a procedure in vanity. It actually does result in tangible anatomical improvements. It corrects postures defects that affect a large number of the population, which results in a rounded back to compensate for weak core muscles. The improved postural position also resolves your back pain as a knock-on effect.

What About The Disadvantages?

The abdominoplasty procedure may result in some scarring on your abdomen. If looked at critically, this is just a small price to pay for the body that will be bestowed upon you.