What is a Tummy Tuck?
The technical term for a tummy tuck is an “abdominoplasty” procedure. This operation involves repositioning of the belly button and muscle tightening at times. The incision is well hidden in the underwear line and there is a small scar around the belly button that normally fades to near invisible.
In most cases, a tummy tuck can also restore separated or weakened muscles in your abdomen. In turn, this creates a smoother and firmer abdominal profile. Since many people strive to achieve a toned and firm abdomen through diet and exercise, a mini tummy tuck in Sydney is a way to help you achieve your goal.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
A mini tummy tuck concentrates on the area just at or above the pubic region. This tummy tuck uses a cesarean-like incision as an access point, via which we can remove excess skin and tighten your muscles. It’s a popular variation of the full tummy tuck.
The ideal candidate for a mini tummy tuck at our Sydney clinic is someone who has localised excess fat or skin between their pubic bone and their belly. If there is an excess of tissue above the belly button or your abdominal muscles are weak then you should consider a full tummy tuck.
Is a Mini Tummy Tuck for me?
One big difference is that the mini tummy tuck does not involve re-positioning of the belly button. Instead, the surgeon focuses attention on the area below it, and there are several different techniques that can be deployed here. Some of the most common factors that lead clients to a tummy tuck include:
- Excess Skin and Fat – You have a collection of excess skin and fat that just won’t go away no matter how much you diet and exercise.
- Weak Muscles – You have weak or damaged muscles due to pregnancy or injury. A tummy tuck helps to repair these muscles.
- Toned Profile – You want a lean and toned profile, and a mini tummy tuck in Sydney can help you get these results in one simple surgery with minimal downtime.
Causes of Loose and Sagging Skin
There are several things that could cause you to have loose and sagging skin or damaged muscles. These issues may require a tummy tuck to correct them. Common factors include;
- Ageing – As you age, your skin starts to lose the elasticity that helps you keep a toned and slender abdomen. A tummy tuck tightens your skin and muscles for that desired look.
- Heredity – Genetics play a role in your physique. You could have the predisposition to carry excess weight around your lower abdomen that is difficult to lose.
- Pregnancy – Pregnancy stretches out your skin, and it can cause muscle damage if you have to have a caesarean. This can cause sagging and excess fat after your baby is born.
- Prior Surgery – Prior surgeries can damage your muscles and make it almost impossible to re-tighten them on your own.
- Weight Fluctuations – Losing or gaining weight in a rapid fashion can stretch out your skin and cause a large amount of sagging skin that doesn’t stretch back.
After your tummy tuck you will go home with dressings and a compression garment wrapped around your lower abdomen. This will help reduce bleeding and relieve pain after the operation. This should not be changed until the post-op team at CSA sees you.
You will receive a post-op booklet, which will detail all our post-op instructions and will see a member of our team within 10-14 days for a general check up. Throughout your post-op period you will have regular appointments to see Dr Darshn personally.
If you’d like more information about a tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck in Sydney, get in touch with our staff today!