Tired of crunches and sit-ups to get rid of that flab around the abdomen? Well Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery has an effective solution: abdominoplasty or tummy tuck in Cleveland, Ohio. A little flab around the tummy or excessive skin in the abdomen that does not respond to diet and exercise can be gotten rid of with an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery. Abdominoplasty is also commonly known as tummy tuck.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure conducted at Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery that removes the extra fat and skin from the abdomen and gives a flat abdomen. This procedure also tightens the abdominal wall and removes some of the stretch marks. All of the stretch marks between the belly button and the top of the pubic hair can usually be removed. The ones that remain will likely be lower on the abdomen and less noticeable.
Actual patient photos before and after Abdominoplasty
Loosening of skin around the abdomen due to multiple pregnancies or excessive weight loss weakens the abdominal muscles. The area around the abdomen becomes flaccid and shapeless. This area does not respond to exercise and dieting. It may also result in rolls of abdominal skin which may extend down to pubic area and is known as panniculus or pannus.
Removal of this pannus in the abdominal or pubic area without the tightening of the abdominal muscles is known as abdominal or pubic panniculectomy. When a panniculectomy is combined with the procedure of tightening of the muscles, then it is referred to as abdominoplasty.
Conventionally the tightening of abdominal muscles is done in a vertical line but in some patients, it is done in a horizontal line. The result of this procedure is a flat abdomen with a well-defined waistline. Hence it can be said that abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery is a contouring surgery.
What are the side effects of a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck is a surgical procedure, so presence of an abdominal scar is expected. To make this scar inconspicuous, the incision is placed very low on the abdomen. The hair bearing pubic area may be stretched beyond normal height in some patients.
In such patients panniculectomy, or excision of the pubic area, is done which tightens and lifts the pubic area while reducing the height of hair bearing area. A new opening is made to relocate the belly-button or umbilicus in the tightly pulled skin of an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck in Cleveland, Ohio
The loose and stretched abdominal muscles are sewn together in vertical and horizontal plane before the final skin tightening procedure. The skin suturing is done with permanent, absorbable stitches under the surface of the skin.
Patients with too much fat under the skin may have to undergo liposuction surgery and body sculpting of the abdominal area. The most effective and dramatic results are seen in waistline of patients who undergo liposuction surgery of abdomen, flanks, hip rolls and lower back in addition to abdominoplast.y
What results can I expect with a Tummy Tuck?
The final results of this procedure are positive and the patient feels and looks much better. The patients get an attractive appearance and there is a feeling of immense happiness. This also motivates patients to maintain the figure and thereby motivating them to change their eating and exercising habits in a positive fashion.
Get the much-desired flat abdomen and look your best with Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck in Cleveland at Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery. Our offices are conveniently located at Canton, Lakewood and Middleburg Heights.
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