3 Basics Of An Abdominoplasty

When it comes to having the perfect body, you may work hard towards getting it every day. If you work out every day and eat right, but you still don't feel comfortable getting in a bikini in public, then you may have another problem that can't be solved by exercise alone. In fact, you may have a concern like loose skin around your abdomen.

As a popular procedure in the cosmetic world, an abdominoplasty is designed to help patients, like you, get rid of loose skin around their abdomen so that you can feel more comfortable baring your midriff when you're in public. To help you understand a little bit more about this surgical procedure, this article will delve into some basics. Are you interested in learning more? If so, read on. 

It Can Be Combined with Liposuction

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty itself is only done to get rid of excess skin around the abdomen while also tightening it. It isn't, however, designed to get rid of excess fat unless it's done in conjunction with liposuction. But because many patients who want to get rid of excess skin also want to get rid of excess fat, the combination of these two procedures is very common. 

The Scar Is Hidden

Similar to women who have C-sections, the scar from abdominoplasty will be concealed so that you can hide it underneath a swimsuit. Usually, the surgeon will make a small incision just above the pubic bone; this way they can access the abdomen but the scar will still be hidden at the same time. Just like with any sort of scar, your scarring after an abdominoplasty will fade over time. 

It's Good for a Variety of Reasons

Women in particular tend to lose the elasticity in the skin around their abdomen after child birth but also, there are many women who lose the elasticity because of extreme weight loss. If you have lost the elasticity in your skin for either of these reasons, then an abdominoplasty may be a great way to help you get back your sexy self. 

If your self-esteem has been suffering because you lost the elasticity in the skin on your stomach, then it may be time to consider getting an abdominoplasty. To learn a little bit more about tummy tuck surgery, contact a cosmetic surgeon near you and schedule a consultation. During your consultation, they will do a brief examination to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for this procedure.