A Tummy Tuck by Dr. Wisnicki at Advanced Cosmetic Center in West Palm Beach is a cosmetic procedure that tightens one’s muscles and removes fat and loose skin from the abdomen so that it appears toned and flat. This procedure helps women restore their figures and helps patients who have undergone extreme weight loss. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, from the year 2000-2014, even with the associated cost, tummy tuck surgery procedures have risen 87% and though many of these procedures were for cosmetic reasons,there are numerous medical benefits that can be obtained.
After multiple pregnancies a woman’s stomach muscles become distended, and exercise and dieting alone does not help tighten these weak muscles. This surgery tightens these weak muscles, and excess skin is removed to flatten the abdomen.
Frail abdominal muscles are often associated with sway back or lordosis. After a tummy tuck surgery procedure patients may become aware of improvement in their posture thanks to the tightened muscles supporting the spine. This may lead towards better posture with the further benefit of relieving certain kinds of back pain, and people who suffer back pain know there is no cost better than for relief from some of these symptoms.
A ventral hernia may occur when the abdominal tissue or intestine breaks through the abdominal wall and forms a pocket. There are a number of possible causes, including surgeries like C-sections, appendectomies, or massive weight loss.
The primary symptoms that necessitate a ventral hernia correction are surprisingly similar to those for Abdominoplasty. Both these procedures correct damaged abdominal muscles and pressure on the skin. Regardless of the cause, whether weight or pregnancy, a frail abdominal wall will let a hernia form.
Once one develops a ventral hernia, it is easy for it to occur again. Often, surgeons will consider the benefits of adding an Abdominoplasty surgery to the hernia to reinforce the abdominal wall and prevent a future occurrence from happening. Combining the surgeries is not only safebut also practical, as it can lessen medical expenditure and recovery time.
Due to its growing popularity, many people consider atummy tuck an easy procedure. Patients need to realize, however, that the surgery is still a major operation, requiring 2 – 4 hours in the operating room, under anesthesia.
A typical Abdominoplasty may remove several pounds of abdominal fat by detaching the skin from the underlying tissue, stitching the abdominal tissue, and cutting away any excess skin. Recovery can take several weeks, and just like any other procedure, there are possibilities of infection and other complications.Since the diverse cosmetic and medical benefits of a tummy tuck make the surgery tempting for many people, interested patients should discuss all aspects of the procedure with Dr. Wisnicki at the Advanced Cosmetic Center in West Palm Beach and think about the guidance provided by him before making a decision whether to undergo the surgery.