I don’t like my tummy after abdominoplasty
Each year, plenty of men and women alike resort to abdominoplasty to get the abdomen of their dreams: firm and flat with no excess of skin. The procedure deals with the weak muscles of the abdominal wall and the excess of skin on the lower part of the tummy, so it has no effect on the layer of fat that might be present on the tummy. This means that after the procedure, the patient will have a flat and firm tummy, but also a square shape of the body if there are fat pockets on the flanks and on the abdominal wall. This is the reason why some patients end up saying that they don’t like their tummies after abdominoplasty.
To ensure you get satisfactory results, you need first to find the right plastic surgeon to play out your procedure. This means that you need a board-certified, talented and experienced plastic surgeon. During the consultation with him, make sure to give all the details about the results you expect to get. If you are unhappy with the shape of your body and you want other improvements aside from a flat and firm tummy, make sure to mention this.
I often advise patients with a square shape of the body to consider the hourglass tummy tuck. This is a complex and cutting-edge procedure performed to help the patient achieve a flat and firm tummy, but also an hourglass shape of the body. This means that the results are far superior to the ones achieved with the classic abdominoplasty, not to mention that the whole silhouette of the body can be improved significantly.
An experienced plastic surgeon will be able to guide you towards the procedure that is most suitable for you and can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. The classic tummy tuck strengthens muscles, corrects umbilical hernia, and eliminates excess skin. The hourglass tummy tuck does all this, but also fat transfer to the hips and liposuction on the flanks and the abdominal wall.
The hourglass tummy tuck starts with liposuction to create a slim waist and reduce the thickness of the adipose tissue on the tummy. The fat is processed and purified, and during this time the classic tummy tuck is performed. After the fat is purified, it is injected into the hips to give them more volume. In this way, we get not only a flat and firm tummy but also a slimmer waist and wider hips. The result is an hourglass shape of the body with curves in all the right places and an abdomen that looks toned and with no skin sagginess on it.
To avoid being unsatisfied with the results of abdominoplasty, make sure that the surgical plan recommended during the pre-operative consultation is aimed to help you improve all aspects of the body that you want to be corrected.