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Tummy tuck

The Tummy Tuck is a very famous procedure here at Juventus Cosmetic Surgery. It is the best choice when you want to improve the shape of your abdomen as excessive fat and skin is removed and the underlying abdominal muscles are tightened, leaving a flat stomach and a youthful figure.

Birth, age, or weight loss can leave your stomach looking saggy, and sometimes it can’t be improved with diet and exercise, so this procedure might be the best solution for that problem.

Depending on the amount of fatty tissue and excess skin and your body type, a variety of tummy tuck procedures can be applied, and the right one for you will be determined by your surgeon. They will know which procedure better adapts to your situation, which would give you less downtime, discomfort, and maximize safety and good results.

Full Tummy Tuck Surgery

In this procedure, your surgeon will remove the extra skin and fat from the abdominal area and then will tighten up the underlying muscles,  giving a flatter appearance to your stomach. The incision is placed below the bikini line, going from hip to hip.

Circumferential Tummy Tuck/Lower Body Lift

A circumferential Tummy Tuck is often reserved for bariatric patients, as it deals with a significant amount of skin and soft tissue, of the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.

In this procedure, your surgeon will make an incision that will allow him or her to remove all the excessive skin and fat all around your waist, lifting the buttocks at the same time. This will give you a slimmer abdomen, lifted buttocks, and smoother thighs.

Other benefits of a tummy tuck procedure

Potential elimination of stretch marks: Sometimes it is possible to eliminate stretch marks if they are located below the navel, as they will be removed along this the excess skin.

Combinability with other procedures: Depending on the complexity of the tummy tuck surgery some other procedures can be done at the same time, like liposuction or breast procedures.

Recovery

As a mayor procedure, the downtime for a tummy tuck is quite extended, and you should take at least two weeks off from work. After your surgery you should avoid showering for 2 to 3 days or until your surgeon tells you to, and you can’t take baths, go to the beach of swimming pools until your scar is healed. You will be instructed to wear a compression garment from two to eight weeks, that garment  will keep the muscles in place, hold your back and abdomen so you don’t feel discomfort, and keep you from developing fluids underneath the skin.

Maintaining your results

Even though a tummy tuck can give you dramatic changes, it is not a weight loss procedure, and if you don't take proper care of yourself, you can totally gain weight again in the future. Having healthy habits and lifestyle can not only maintain your results, but also help you to improve them. Bad habits like smoking will slow down your recovery process and can higher the risks for surgical complications.

You should know that:

  1. You can gain weight after a tummy tuck.
  2. You can get pregnant after the procedure, and it will not affect the health of the baby.
  3. You can absolutely get a tummy tuck after a C-Section, as it will help with abdominal excess skin and damaged muscles.
  4. There is no age limit for the procedure, but for senior patients it is necessary to undergo a complete medical examination.

Before & after

Tummy Tuck Surgery

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