Across the world, women, and many men, are electing to improve their figure using plastic surgery. One of the most popular procedures is the tummy tuck.
In the US, demand for this procedure has meant that it is now in the top five. Given the fact that some of you will be considering having this type of surgery done, I thought an article on the subject would be helpful.
What is Abdominoplasty?
The correct medical name for a tummy tuck procedure is Abdominoplasty. As the name suggests this type of surgery focuses on improving the look of the abdominal area. During surgery excess skin and fat is removed. This process reduces the size of the waist and makes the stomach appear to be firmer, and flatter.
Who is the surgery designed to help?
This surgical procedure is particularly helpful for those men and women who have recently lost a lot of weight, and done so quickly. Often they will have folds of loose skin, which is unsightly and uncomfortable. In addition, most surgeons offer the option for the sheath (the fascia) around each tummy muscle to be tightened. This improves the tone of the stomach, and helps to reduce the gap between each stomach muscle (diastasis), which also helps the stomach to look flatter.
Many women who have had children, and not been able to get their figure back, also opt to have this type of surgery done. For many, in this group, tummy tucks work well. However, if you plan to have more children it is important to make your surgeon aware of this fact. They will then explain the pros and cons of having the surgery done straight away, or waiting until you have finished having children.
How to find a good tummy tuck surgeon
Whether you are considering tummy tuck surgery in Manchester, or Los Angeles the process of finding a dependable surgeon is the same. You need to look for a practitioner who is properly qualified, and has experience of carrying out the procedure.
This is very important. You need to bear in mind that this is major surgery. You will need to undergo a full anesthetic, so you need to ensure that you use someone that has actually been trained as a doctor.
Making sure your surgeon is fully trained
How exactly you do this varies from country to country. However, in most countries some sort of regulatory body.
For example, in the US most of the best surgeons are registered with the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. It makes a lot of sense to seek out a practitioner that is registered with this organization. They have to maintain high standards to remain on the register. Therefore, using their list to find a tummy tuck surgeon in your area is a great way to narrow down your options quickly.
However, it is important to realize that your search for a surgeon is not over at that stage. You need to ask a lot more questions before you sign on the dotted line and put yourself under the knife. Click here to be taken to a page that contains a comprehensive checklist that you can use to find a good Abdominoplasty surgeon in your area.