Abdominoplasty Tummy Tuck)
An abdominoplasty is an excellent operation for women (or men) after massive weight loss and bariatric surgery) who have loose skin above and below the belly button that does not go away with weight loss or exercise.
A tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) is one of the most commonly performed body recontouring surgeries. If you have a bulging of your abdomen, excess abdominal skin and a saggy tummy some kind od abdominoplasty is what you may need. About 50 % of the cases are together with the laxity of the abdominal muscle (rectus abdominis muscle) so that a combination of surgical muscle duplication, liposuction and skin excision will be necessary.
Abdominoplasty combined with Ultrasound liposuction (VASER LIPOSUCTION) and External Skin tightening (J-PLASMA):
If your skin laxity and muscle weakness problems are limitedt to the area below the belly button, you may be a good canidate for a mini-abdominoplasty. This is a surgery with a shorter scar and faster healing time (shorter down time). Also the belly button will not be removed during this procedure. The scars of the mini-tummy tuck are permanent but definetly much shorter than the standard abdominoplaty.
This technique solves the problems of only the lower abdomen and usually performed in younger women who develop a skin excess or bulging problem after pregnancy and delivery.
You may have been born with a weak abdominal skin, and both weight fluctuations and pregnancies can stretch the skin to the point that it will no longer contract.Your abdominal muscle can become lax through inactivity or stretched and seperated because of pregnancy.
If you have a fat bulge above and below the belly button and a muscle laxity of the anterior abdomen with excess skin of the abdominal wall, your abdominal fat must be liposuctioned, muscle tightened and the excess skin will be removed.
Early Cases can be done without cutting, with the help of JPLASMA