The Best Candidates For Abdominoplasty

By: hunter
Abdominoplasty is more popularly known as a tummy-tuck. It is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen. It is also used to tighten the muscles in the stomach of the abdominal wall. Both men and women to decrease the appearance of a protruding abdomen use this procedure. While this procedure does reduce the size the stomach it does leave a scar on the abdomen. For some people this scar could go from hip to hip, or it may be smaller in others.

The Best Candidates For A Tummy Tuck

The best candidate for abdominoplasty are men and women who are in good shape overall but who are bothered by a large or loose abdomen that they cannot get rid of even through dieting and weight loss. In most cases women opt for this surgery and it is helpful to women who have, as a result of pregnancy, stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where they can return to normal.

If you are looking to lose a lot of weight then you should not rush into having the surgery. Also if you plan on having any children in the future then you should postpone having this procedure this is due to the fact that muscles of the stomach will tighten during surgery and can separate during pregnancy.

Risks Of Abdominoplasty

This surgery is not without risks. While there are thousands of surgeries performed each year that is quite successful there are those that do not go as planned?

Post-operation complications can arise. These include such things as infections and blood clots, although these are rare, they can do occur in some cases. In most cases these post-operative complications are treatable with either drainage or antibiotics. To minimize blood clots you should move around as soon after the surgery as possible.

If you smoke then you will advised to stop as smoking could result in complications. This could also delay the healing. You can reduce the chance of complications by following the doctor's instructions very closely.
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