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Abdominoplasty, also known as tummytuck abdominoplasty, is a major surgical procedure to remove extra skin and fat from the mid to lower abdomen as well as tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. This is a very popular because it dramatically reduces the appearance of a protruding abdomen. Anyone considering abdominplasty needs to realize that there is a large hip tohip scar you get from this procedure and it is a permanent scar.
If you are considering abdominoplasty then you should have a good understanding of what is involved in this procedure. So you should do your own research as much as possible so you can know exactly what to expect and there will not be any surprises. Another reason you should research is to be well aware of any complications that can arise from have abdominplasty or any other type of surgery.
Good candidates for abdominoplasty are men or women in general overall good health, but you may have folds of skin hanging over your abdomen. Sometimes this excess skin is a result of multiple pregnancies or significant weight loss. Because this skin has been so stretched, it does not respond to exercise. If you have not had significant weight but intend to lose a lot of weight, then you should not have an abdominoplasty until after you have achieved your weight loss. This is also true for women who are planning on becoming pregnant in the future. Also if you have abdominal scarring from previous surgery you may not be a good for surgery.
You should also be aware of some of the post-operative complications. These may include but are not limited to blood clots and infection. Although this rarely happens, you still need to be aware of it. If you have a case of poor healing this can leave conspicuous scars. To help avoid any post-operative complications, you should always follow your doctor's directions completely.
There are several things that should be accomplished in your initial consultation with your surgeon. Here are some things you should expect to happen at your first visit. Your overall health will be evaluated. The surgeon should determine the extent of the fat deposits on your abdomen and assess your skin tone. You should also feel free to ask any questions during this consultation. This is why you need to do plenty of research ahead of time so you are familiar with the procedure and you can have a list of questions ready to ask at that meeting. Any reputable cosmetic surgeon will have their credentials hung for all to see. They should also be very willing to answer any questions you may have. If the surgeon you are meeting with is not happy to answer every single question you have, then by all means you should look somewhere else. You need to feel comfortable with this procedure and with you surgeon before you move forward with any decision.
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