Lose that Tummy with Tummy Tuck Surgery

I must admit it's not something I've considered before when talking about weight control.

However, in some cases, it could be just what is needed to give a flatter and tighter stomach.

Tummy tuck surgery, also called abdominoplasty, as well as getting rid of some of that spare tyre, can also help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks on the lower abdomen.

People who are left with folds of skin after losing a lot of weight, and Mothers not planning on having more children, but who have badly stretched skin and muscles after pregnancy, can benefit from undergoing abdominoplasty.

This tummy tuck surgery is not a treatment for weight control nor should it be considered as a substitute for regular physical activity and a healthy, balanced diet, but the results of a tummy tuck can be long-lasting, especially if, after your operation, you exercise, eat a healthy diet and maintain a healthy weight.

Although weight loss surgery should be the last method to turn to when wanting to lose weight, lots of people have already undergone the procedure.

This kind of surgery procedure, which can include gastric bypass surgery, liposuction and lap-bands, is usually reserved for the seriously obese, people with a BMI over 40 or those with a BMI over 35 who have an additional, possibly life threatening, disease problem.

However it seems that in the USA gastric surgeries are the most commonly chosen procedure to achieve weight loss. The Gastric Bypass is a surgical procedure that literally shrinks the stomach, procedure that makes over-consumption of food impossible, by drastically lowering the amount of food you can eat.

As any kind of surgery involves a certain percent of risk, so do these weight loss procedures.

The most common known side-effect could be a lifelong dependence on supplements to provide basic nutritional requirements which cannot be ingested in the course of normal food consumption. Other risk would be suture separation, sepsis, stoma stenosis, marginal ulcer, thromboembolic diseases or gastrointestinal discomfort.

It's worth noting that these surgeries can cost over 20,000 USD.

A Faster Recovery from Your Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is the 5th most done cosmetic surgery in the US. There are round 150,000 people who undergo this procedure in a year. This is perhaps the most popular since it helps in dramatically reducing the size of the abdominal area without dieting and exercise. This could go to par with liposuction. This procedure is usually done after weight loss, whether drastic or slow.

Abdominoplasty is actually an invasive, major operation that removes excess skin and fats in the abdominal area. Recovery from tummy tuck usually last for a week or two depends on how fast one can recover from the procedure. Recently, there are studies that show how to hasten the recovery of individuals from tummy tuck.

After a tummy tuck procedure, the patients are encouraged not to eat but would just have IV or intravenous feeding. This is where a needle is stuck in your hand or arm and this serves as your food. This is done to avoid irritating the lining of the stomach. When IV is inserted, the body only consumes fluids. However, the studies state that when patients are fed with their regular meals, they recover faster. Regular meals are not also under doctors’ or dietitians’ supervision. This may be so due to the protein that they consume that makes recovery and healing faster than the usual. And this reduces the tummy tuck cost a lot.

There are also a few good advices that should be associated with your tummy tuck procedure. 1. Take your medications. This does not only makes the recovery faster but also reduce the possibility of infection. 2. Wear your compression garment, this helps the scars and swelling, besides, it also ‘shapes’ your abdomen into your desired curve. 3. Follow doctor’s advice on (light) exercise and diet. This would be very good for your surgery. 4. Do not try to go back to work unless you have the doctors’ advice.

After tummy tuck, some normal effects include vomiting and nausea, this does not need alarm. There are also some that experience heaving and gagging, this is because of the vomiting.

Recovery from any operation is always affected by activities and diet that a person does post-operation. That is why it is always wise to go on follow-up checkups and observe any changes in your body and body reaction to any new things. Remember that a fast recovery would ultimately depend on how you treat yourself after the operation. 

Article has been submitted by Judith Desco.

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