ABDOMINOPLASTY CHICAGO PROCEDURE
If exercise and diet are not working to reduce your bulging abdomen, then you can try having tummy tuck surgery. Technically known as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck gets rid of excess fat and skin tissue that causes bulginess or flabbiness on your abdominal area. The surgery also restores stretched or weakened ab muscles to give you a firm and youthful abdominal profile. Dr. Bloch from www.bodybybloch.com is among the well known tummy tuck Chicago doctors who can give you a tummy tuck if your big tummy is as a result of advanced age, heredity, completed pregnancies, high weight loss or previous surgeries that enhance weakening of stomach muscles.
If you’re a woman who plans to get pregnant, then you may want to postpone a tummy tuck until you’re done having children. During surgery, your vertical muscles are tightened, and future pregnancies can separate those muscles.
Are you planning to lose a lot of weight? Then a tummy tuck also is not for you.A tummy tuck should be a last resort after you’ve tried everything else. It should not be used as an alternative to weight loss.
You should also consider the chance of scarring the procedure. You can talk about that possibility with the doctor before the surgery.
TUMMY TUCK PROCEDURE
Tummy tuck surgery can be carried out in an accredited medical facility like Body by Bloch managed by Dr. Bloch. Before the surgery, your Chicago doctor will either give you general anesthesia or intravenous sedation to relieve anxiety and pain throughout the operation. When anesthesia has taken effect, an incision will be made between your belly button and pubic hairline. This makes way for removal of excess fat. Weak muscles are also tightened. Excess skin is then trimmed. Remaining skin is pulled down followed by closing of the incision with stitches, sutures or skin adhesives. If fat is in the upper abdomen, a second incision may be done around the navel. Incision closure is followed by dressing with bandages
A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program.
Although the results of a tummy tuck are technically permanent, the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by significant fluctuations in your weight. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies would be advised to postpone a tummy tuck.
A tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised.
ARE THERE ANY RISKS
Like most cosmetic surgery procedures, tummy tuck comes with its own risks. Before you make a choice to go for an abdominoplasty, it is good to understand the risks and complications that may follow. Your tummy tuck Chicago doctor will explain some of these risks during the consultation phase so that you make an informed decision before signing the consent forms. Some of these risks include:
- Persistent pain
- Anesthesia complications
- Fluid accumulation
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Fat necrosis – this is dying of deep fatty tissue
- Skin loss
- Revisional surgery
Most of these risks can however be prevented by having a qualified cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Bloch from www.bodybybloch.com perform the procedure.
To book a consultation with Dr Bloch call our office at 1-847-432-0840.