There are several types of liposuction procedures. In summary, Liposuction involves the extraction and suction-out the excess fat from the body. Almost all of the areas of the body have their own specific liposuction procedures. For example, the liposuction procedure performed in the nipple area of the patient is called gynecomastia. The liposuction procedure performed in the abdominal area of the patient is called abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. Our post’s main topic is about how is the common tummy tuck liposuction done and what characteristics it has.
Steps of a Tummy Tuck Procedure
A typical tummy tuck procedure is done according to three main steps. These steps can be listed as follows:
- The incision session
- Suture and adhesive session
The initial state before the surgery itself is the local anesthesia procedure. The patient is administered local anesthesia to provide comfort during the surgery. General anesthesia and sedation are optional and your surgeon determines which one suits you the most.
The incisions are done after the patient has entered the anesthetic state. The excess skin is the main factor that determines the length of the incision. The abdominal skin is lifted and the excess skin is trimmed. After this, the remaining skin, the upper and lower abdominal part are sutured together. Since the general shape of the abdominal skin changes, the previous place for the belly button also changes. Your surgeon builds a new belly button for you in its previous place.
After all the incisions have been done, those wounds are sutured by your surgeon. Medical adhesives are also used to trim your incisions. You are expected to get back to your work within 2 days and your complete recovery needs at least two months.
It is always best to do fitness after your early recovery. Your skin will keep perfecting its shape with the help of your fitness. Remember that none of these liposuction surgeries including tummy tuck are weight-loss procedures. You have the same chance of gaining even more weight after such operations. Leaving irregular eating habits and doing regular everyday fitness are the best things you can do to get in the shape.