Two types of tummy tucks

In the world of medicine, a tummy tuck is abdominoplasty. The procedure is used to remove excess fat and skin as well as tighten the abdominal muscles. The procedure reduces the tummy extension that is often seen between the navel and the pubic bone. Two types of tummy tucks can be performed; a full tummy tuck and a partial or min tummy tuck in New Jersey.

A tummy tuck is a unique surgical procedure, it is not liposuction and it is not a gastric bypass. Liposuction removes unwanted deposits of fat that will not disappear after having tried with diet and exercise and of course, gastric bypass surgery is major surgery that makes the stomach smaller allowing food to bypass parts of the intestinal tract. Liposuction and gastric bypass surgery are designed for weight loss, although liposuction is not a solution for obesity or severe overweight conditions.

If a person has already lost a lot of weight or has recently given birth, this is when a tummy tuck comes into play. In situations as mentioned there is resulting sag of skin in lower abdominal region, this excess skin can be removed and damaged muscles can be repaired. A tummy tuck is not recommended for a woman who plans on having more children; the procedure should wait until she has had all the children she wishes.

There are two levels of treatment; complete and partial. A complete tummy tuck in New Jersey is for patients who have a considerable amount of excess skin and a considerable amount of body alteration is needed. A cut is made horizontally just above the pubic bone and the flap of skin is folded back exposing the abdominal muscles. Once the muscles have been repaired and excessive fat and skin have been eliminated, it may be necessary to relocate the navel to maintain body symmetry. A full tummy tuck can often take five or six hours to complete.

A mini tummy tuck on the other hand is not as dramatic and is used on patients with minimal problems. Perhaps one or two short incisions are made and the navel is not interfered with. The surgery is done with an endoscope and only takes an hour or two.

As with any surgery, there are slight possible complications which include infection and bleeding. As long as the patient follows the post surgical instructions given by the surgeon, the possible complications are minimized. Visit us online for more details