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Abdominal muscles can be tightened through different methods. Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a major cosmetic plastic surgery method that is generally used to create a slimmer, fatter abdomen. The surgery involves the elimination of excessive skin and sometimes fat from the upper and lower abdominal walls in order to fight the underlying fascia and muscle of the lower abdominal wall. This operation may also be referred to as a tummy tuck because a patient’s midsection is completely cut out. The operation is performed under general anesthesia. Click here to find more about Ruston Sanchez, MD Plastic Surgery-Tummy Tuck are here
Abdominoplasties are usually performed on patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and their abdominal muscles have become stretched out. Excess fat has built up over the years and may cause sagging or hanging skin around the lower abdominal area, which can be corrected through this surgery. This is the only way to completely get rid of sagging skin on the sides of the stomach. A tummy tuck requires that there is considerable skin loss before surgery takes place. If there is not much skin to be removed, then a tummy tuck may not be required.
Before undergoing a tummy tuck, you should lose weight as much as possible. You should not try to gain weight at this time. Your doctor will assess your current level of health and tell you whether you qualify for a tummy tuck or not. If you do qualify, then you should plan a realistic exercise routine as well as a stable weight for you to lose before having this procedure.