To improve the appearance of the abdomen affected by pregnancy or a massive weight loss is one of the main goals of the tummy tuck procedure. In the tummy tuck, the excess skin and fat will be removed. During the procedure, the abdominal muscles are tightened, creating a toned and flatter abdomen. The traditional tummy tuck includes cutting the excess skin as well as tightening the weakened muscles and removing stretch marks and fat below the belly button. As a result, a scar will occur. This is because it is impossible to remove your excess skin by any other means. Getting a traditional tummy tuck or any tummy tuck means that your scar stretches from hip to hip. Due to the complexity of the surgery, the recovery period after a tummy tuck will mean a few weeks off work.
In the traditional tummy tuck, some patients believe that they are going to have a more appealing feminine look just by having a tummy tuck. Know that this is not the goal of the traditional tummy tuck. Compared to the expectations of the patients, the traditional tummy tuck only provides a squarer look. It includes liposuction or fat transfer to the hip. Notice that cutting the excess skin will not give you an hourglass shape. It is absolutely necessary to have liposuction to create a tinier waistline. Unless you are naturally endowed with curvy and wide hips, liposuction cannot also give you an hourglass shape. This is why fats are removed through liposuction. The purified fat is then injected into the hip area to fashion an hourglass shape. You need to clearly understand the limitations of the traditional tummy tuck procedure from a surgical standpoint, the scarring, the recovery process, and lastly, the look and shape you expect after the surgery.