Do you struggle with excess skin after significant weight loss or pregnancy? Don’t despair, with a tummy tuck you get rid of loose skin. This is how it works.
Many people who have been overweight and have lost a lot of weight struggle with the fact that the skin has become too large for the rest of the body. The skin can be loose, distended, have stretch marks and be unsightly on a body you are otherwise comfortable with.
This is quite common after you have lost a lot of kilos, and may not give you the good self-esteem you should have after getting rid of all those extra kilos.
Surgery or not?
An operation can seem like a big step. Perhaps you are afraid of the operation itself, or worried about the result? Are you wondering how this actually takes place, and whether abdominoplasty is for you? You are not alone in that.
Two births were the cause
“After two births and far too many kilos, my stomach looked terrible. I always wore a towel around my waist, hid my stomach from my husband and never went to the swimming pool with the children. I was recommended abdominoplasty by a friend who had had this. Her stomach was good advertising,” says a 40-year-old woman from Nagpur.
Life has improved after abdominoplasty
The woman did a consultation at a clinic, and opted for tummy tuck in Nagpur.
“I got an explanation for all the questions I had and felt confident that this was going to be right. The procedure was performed under general anaesthesia, and took 1.5 hours. This was a very good experience for me, with a fantastic result. My life has become much better after this,” she says.
How abdominoplasty works
Abdominoplasty is often combined with liposuction, but the surgeon assesses whether you need a small or large abdominoplasty and possibly liposuction. A small abdominoplasty involves tightening the skin below the navel, while a large abdominoplasty also tightens the upper part of the abdomen.
The result is immediately visible
You see the result straight away, but it can take many weeks before the swelling, hardness, stinging and feeling of tightness are gone. It’s good to know that the more skin that is removed, the bigger the scar you have to expect.
It is an advantage that the body weight is stabilized and that the patient reaches their comfortable weight before abdominoplasty. For some it may take a year, for others it means that you should only consider plastic surgery after two years.
- It is important that you are followed up by a dietitian
- All blood tests should be normal, vitamin status and nutritional situation should be clarified
- If you are planning to have more children, the plastic surgeon in Nagpur recommends waiting with abdominoplasty until you have finished all births.
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