Tummy tuck is commonly known as abdominolasty is a major surgical procedure to remove excess fat and large excision of skin under general anesthesia from the lower and middle abdomen and to tighten the muscles of abdominal wall. The concept of tummy tuck is very older. Before established of the liposuction procedure, tummy tuck was the only surgical process to remove excessive abdominal fat. Although tummy tuck procedure still performed but liposuction is more popular and safer surgical process because liposuction causes less scaring than tummy tuck. But if there is extreme amount of fat has to remove and large skin is present tummy tuck is appropriate.
Tummy tuck is very much advantages and superior in compared to liposuction for those patients who have extreme degree of lower amount of abdominal skin laxity, unusual stretch mark caused by pregnancy. Tummy tuck surgically removes skin with severe stretch-marks. Liposuction does not remove it. Tummy tuck surgery helps to make flatter the abdominal wall by tightening the muscle of abdomen region. Tummy tuck may be performed with liposuction at the same time to other areas.
There are several types of tummy tuck procedure performed. In the most common procedure, an incision made under the pubic area, across the lower abdomen region to free the surrounding skin another incision has made around the belly button so that skin is separated from the abdominal wall. Then the loose muscles are pulled from different side and it tightened the muscles and make stronger. After that excess skin has removed. Whole procedure takes 1-3 hours to complete.
There are several evidence have shown that liposuction especially tumescent liposuction is much safer than tummy tuck because the traumatic procedure much less in liposuction than tummy tuck.th incision which is made in tummy tuck usually extend from ne hip to another. On the other hand liposuction has very small incision which can notice very hardly and there is no displacement of belly button. Recovery period in liposuction is also small and very easier than tummy tuck.
Surgeon can be minimizing the risk of complications associated with tummy tuck. When a tummy tuck is necessary or indicate some surgeon think that it is wise to do liposuction first and then do the tummy tuck after 6 month. If the patient is satisfied with liposuction then no need to tummy tuck again。If the result of the liposuction is not sufficient then make the liposuction and tummy tuck separate procedure as a minor surgical procedure.