Tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.
A good tummy tuck candidate is normally physically healthy and at a stable weight, have realistic expectations, are a non-smoker is bothered by the appearance of your abdomen
Tummy tuck surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.
The results of a tummy tuck are technically permanent; the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by significant fluctuations in your weight. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies would be advised to postpone a tummy tuck.
A tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised. Hernias may be associated with the lax abdomen which is also taken care of during this procedure.
Dr. V. Kameswara Srinagesh, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon, Apollo Health City, Jubliee Hills, Hyderabad.