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IS TUMMY TUCK SURGERY RIGHT FOR ME?

TUMMY TUCK DUBAI | 18 March 2022

If you constantly feel self-conscious about your figure and how you look, it can make it really difficult to be confident in yourself and affect your daily life. It can stop you wearing outfits you’d love to look good in as well as drain your mental energy. Having a firm, flat stomach can make a huge difference to the way you feel and when it’s not possible to achieve this through diet and exercise alone, Tummy Tuck surgery can be the right option.

An Abdominoplasty is particularly popular with new mums and with those women who have lost a significant amount of weight and have been left with excess, loose skin. The surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic and is used to remove any excess skin and fatty tissue, reshape the area and create a slimmer, smoother and tighter abdominal area. Women who are looking to achieve a slimmer waistline often combine Liposuction and Tummy Tuck surgery.

It’s important to understand that Tummy Tuck surgery is not designed for weight loss. You will experience some loss of weight and reduction in clothing as the excess skin removed will impact your weight. However, a Tummy Tuck is primarily performed to tighten and remove the loose, excess skin gained from pregnancy or dramatic weight loss. Due to the nature of the surgery, Tummy Tucks are only recommended when there is no other suitable option available.

Mini Tummy Tuck

A Mini Tummy Tuck, or Partial Tummy Tuck, is very similar to a Full Abdominoplasty but it targets a much smaller area i.e. below the belly button and above the bikini line. While you are standing you may look like you have a perfect figure, but when you sit down, you have a small amount of skin that may sit above your bikini line or knickers. This excess skin is commonly the result of pregnancy or slight weight loss, and cannot be addressed through exercise and healthy eating. A Mini Tummy Tuck only addresses concerns on the lower abdomen, it does not address any problem areas around or above the belly button, for this you would require a full tummy tuck.

Full Tummy Tuck

A Full Abdominoplasty addresses areas of concern both above the belly button and below towards the bikini line. A Full Tummy Tuck surgery is far more extensive than a Mini one. While you are standing, or sitting, if you have excess and loose skin clearly visible over your body and above the bikini line, you may be suitable for a Full Tummy Tuck. This excess is commonly the result of multiple pregnancies or significant weight loss, and cannot be addressed through exercise and healthy eating. If any excess skin is only below the belly button and above the bikini line you may only require a Mini Tummy Tuck, if you have any questions your surgeon will be able to advise you during your consultation.

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