Tummy Tuck is one of the most popular body-contouring procedures because they both shrink the waist and flatten the belly. If you are struggling to achieve the figure of your dreams after an arduous weight-loss process, chances are that you need a tummy-tuck.
Tummy Tuck is the ideal solution for a flabby midriff. Whether you’ve had children or lost a lot of excess weight, Tummy Tuck is the go-to option to get rid of loose skin and stubborn lower belly fat. Because of the muscle-tightening involved in the tummy tuck procedure, you can be certain it will lead to a more contoured body. Tummy-tuck surgeons in Dubai have established two different types of tummy-tuck. In this article, we will explore how each of them will contour and sculpt your body.
How is the Tummy Tuck Procedure Done?
Tummy Tuck is either performed under general or local anesthesia. They entail the tightening of loosened abdomen muscles, the removal of remnant stomach fat and excess skin. Tummy Tuck generally require between 90 minutes and 5 hours of surgery, depending on the type of tummy-tuck you opt for.
There are currently two types of Tummy Tuck:
- The standard or full tummy tuck
- The mini tummy tuck
Typically, the type of tummy-tuck you go will undergo will depend on your individual case. Your doctor will assess your problem areas, the amount of loose skin and the separation between your muscles. Women who have had several pregnancies should note that they are more likely to have a substantial separation between your upper and lower abdomen muscles.
Therefore, unless your abdomen has retracted completely after your pregnancy, your doctor is likely to deem the full tummy-tuck the best option for you.
Body Contouring With A Mini Tummy-tuck
Mini-tummy Tuck is a trending Tummy Tuck Procedure in Dubai. A Mini-Tummy Tuck usually provides more subtle results than full Tummy Tuck. Mini Tummy Tuck only target the bottom part of your abdomen. This makes the surgery much less invasive than traditional Tummy Tuck.
In a mini tummy tuck, the lower belly “pooch” will be liposuctioned. Then, an incision would be made and the flap would be lifted. The lower abdomen muscles would be pulled back together using traditional internal stitching methods. The flap would then be stitched back to the upper pelvis.
Because the change provided by mini Tummy Tuck is minor, it only provides subtle body contouring. A Subtle Body contouring will provide the appearance of a flatter stomach, but will not visibly shrink the waist.
Mini-Tummy Tuck is usually an option for patients with a retracted stomach. If your pregnancies have left you with a significantly protruding abdomen wall, this is not the option for you. Instead, you may want to opt for a full tummy tuck or other waist-shrinking methods. Read further for some waist-shrinking tips.
Contouring With A Full Tummy-tuck
Full Tummy Tuck can provide drastically figure-altering methods. Therefore, they are the best sculpting option for those wishing to significantly shrink their waistline. However, full Tummy Tuck is relatively invasive. They involve liposuction, a tightening of both the upper and lower belly muscles and a hip to hip incision and a thin but distinguishable lateral stitching scar.
Full Tummy Tuck usually requires 2-5 hours of operating time under general anesthesia. Therefore, they require a long period of post-op rest. For this reason, patients will only be advised by their doctors to opt for a full tummy-tuck style=”font-weight: 400;”> if they cannot qualify for a mini-tummy tuck. Otherwise, they will be advised to first sculpt their bodies using fajas or waist trainers, strength training and dieting.
How To Maximise Your Contouring Results After A Tummy Tuck
If you are looking for a more shapely figure overall, you may still be looking to get a smaller waistline after your tummy tuck. Several options are available to you:
- Waist training
- Compression massages
Waist training has been a popular choice of celebrities in Dubai for a few years now. Using pressure against the fat cells around the stomach, back and flanks to shrink the waist, waist training corsets are a fantastic contouring complement to tummy tucks. However, patients shouldn’t waist train during the first 3 months after their surgery.
Compression massages will be prescribed by your doctor at the beginning of your post OP care. However, it will be up to you to decide how many massages you end up getting. The more massages you get, the less swelling you will experience as you heal, and the less scar tissue you will develop. Avoiding swelling and thick internal scarring can drastically shrink the waist.
Eating healthy is an absolute must for tummy-tuck patients. The “tucked” skin in the tummy-tuck procedure will struggle to withhold further stretching. Therefore, it is relatively risky to gain weight after a tummy tuck. You will be advised by your doctor to keep your weight down post-surgery using a nutritive, vegetable-based diet. The more weight you lose post-surgery, the more “sculpted” your figure will appear.
Strength-training, in particular, is known to tighten the abdominal core, which results in a more enticing shape. Using weights and planking exercises 6 weeks to 12 weeks post OP can greatly improve your tummy-tuck results.
During your post OP care, you will need to follow the guidance of a trained professional to speed up your healing. Thanks to Smart Doctors, you can be certain to find a cosmetic surgery professional near you to cater to your post-OP needs.
A Concluding Note
The best tummy-tuck for body-contouring is undeniably the full tummy-tuck. However, the mini procedure may be a safer option for clients with a “flat stomach” and a loose lower abdomen. Fortunately, the results of both these procedures are, to a certain degree, in your hands. With a few simple measures, you can improve the contouring results of your tummy tuck. Contact our experts in Tummy Tuck in Dubai for professional services at pocket-friendly quotes.