A circumferential tummy tuck is an extensive surgery and is performed on people who have recently lost a lot of weight and now have loose, overhanging skin around their entire body.To undergo the surgery, you should qualify for it as it will remove excess saggy skin from your body. Patients who have slightly bulging tummy or small amounts of excess skin around their midsections are not suitable candidate for circumferential tummy tuck. It is an extensive surgery.
The purpose of the surgery is to dramatically change the physique of the person after he has undergone a massive weight loss. Often, people unhappy with excess fat in areas such as the abdomen, outer thighs, and buttocks undergo the circumferential tummy tuck. A circumferential tummy tuck is designed to let obese people get rid of this extra skin and fat and add muscle tone, accentuating their new, slim bodies.
Let us discuss how the procedure is undertaken.In a circumferential tummy tuck, the surgeon makes an incision that extends all around the waist line. The incision surrounds the entire circumference of the patient’s torso.
- The procedure uses the liposuction method too to contour the patient’s figure from the ribs to the knees, in front as well as back of the body. Thereafter, the abdominal muscle will be tightened and a new navel is created. After making the incision, the surgeon removes excess skin and fat and tightens the muscles. The outer thighs and buttocks are also elevated. At the end of the procedure, the surgeon closes the incision with sutures.
- The circumferential tummy tuck surgery takes 3 to 5 hours to complete. The patients are asked to stay in the hospital for two to four nights following their procedure. Drainage tubes will be placed to keep the incision clean and to prevent fluid from accumulating. Patients will be advised not to take shower until the drainage tubes are removed, which will take roughly one to two weeks after the surgery.
- The process takes a little longer to recover than other Abdominoplasty procedures. A patient might experience a little bit of swelling and bruising in the area. Patients will be prescribed pain medication to ease any discomfort. Strenuous exercise should be avoided immediately after the surgery, however light walking will aid faster recovery and will help to prevent the formation of blood clots.
Following the surgeon’s advice and discipline will give you amazing results in the years to come.