What is Abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy-tuck is a surgical option to remove loose sagging skin and excess fat around the abdomen. And usually at the same time, the muscles of the abdomen wall will also be surgically tightened to give a flatter, firmer and contoured abdomen.
Excess sagging skin is a familiar problem after pregnancy and excessive weight loss. Although our skin is versatile and flexible, no matter how much dieting and exercise, sometimes it is extremely difficult to shrink it back to its original shape. This is usually the case when the skin and muscles have been stretched so much that the solution is surgery.
Abdominoplasty becomes an option for individuals bothered with prominent sagging and loose skin folds, those struggling to re-shape their abdominal area and for women following pregnancy looking to return to their pre-pregnancy shape.
A successful abdominoplasty involves tackling these parts: loose skin, fatty tissue and slack muscles. There are several procedures to tackle loose skin and excess fat. One way is by liposuction where the fat is removed from the troublesome areas. This is generally a good option for individuals with more elasticity in their skin so that the skin can spring back into place after liposuction surgery.
Partial-abdominoplasty addresses loose skin below the navel and tightens the muscles in the lower abdomen. Full-abdominoplasty removes excess skin and targets the muscles in the whole abdominal area including the area around the navel.
Loose tissue, excess skin and reduced muscle tone are common drawbacks after pregnancy. Post-pregnancy makeovers combine abdominoplasty with breast lift or breast augmentation to address this problem.
When do I see the result?
The benefits of abdominoplasty are immediate. Full recovery benefits may take up to two months or more to be fully appreciated. Muscle tightening will significantly improve the shape of your tummy; and it is important to let the muscles heal before stressing it.
Where to go for Abdominoplasty?
The safest approach would be to start with good reputable surgeons. The best plastic surgeons in Korea are renowned not only for providing the desired results, but the top ones are established, board certified by the Korean Board of Plastic Surgery and qualified in their field of expertise.
Having a surgical procedure based primarily on cost can be detrimental. What could start as a relatively inexpensive procedure could lead you down an even more expensive path of discontent. You should not be negotiating for the safety of your body. A good surgeon can always adjust the cost but money cannot adjust the judgment and expertise of a surgeon.
If you are ready to learn more about any form of abdominoplasty or post pregnancy makeovers, Korean plastic surgery clinics can help you to take a step toward an improved quality of life and renewed self-confidence.