8 things you should know about tummy tuck
If you have read my blogs about tummy tuck , you may have a lot of information about what it is, how it is performed, how to get better results and how to exercise after it. Today, I want to share with you the most common questions patients ask me before booking or during their post abdominoplasty surgery treatment. Next, you can find some of them…
1. Can the fat extracted during a tummy tuck be used in a BBL ?
No. Your surgeon cuts skin with added fat deposits and it cannot be used in a BBL.
When you want to add volume to your but, what your surgeon will do is a liposuction, then that fat is processed and injected into your buttocks.
In addition, after a tummy tuck the patient should be 2-3 weeks in a half-seated position, so your buttocks must rest on the bed and after a BBL your buttocks can’t rest flat on a surface for 8 of weeks.
2. I’m overweight, Can I use a tummy tuck to lose those extra pounds?
No. Actually tummy tuck is used for people who have lost weight and have excess skin that needs to be removed and also contour their bodies.
People who are overweight must lose a few pounds before the surgery because being overweight increases surgery risks and you won’t get the desired results.
3. Can Surgeons also work on abdominal muscles during a tummy tuck?
Yes they can. Muscles from your abdomen are put together to contour your waist, tense the abdominal wall, making your abdomen look more firm. This procedure works pretty well on people who have developed a huge tummy during pregnancy and as a result their abdominal muscles have been separated (abdominal diastasis).
4. Does tummy tuck make stretch marks on my belly to disappear?
Yes and no. why? Because only those stretch marks located in the extracted skin area will disappear. Remember that Stretch marks can fade over time, but not disappear.
5. Can I have an abdominoplasty right after delivering my baby?
No. First, after delivery your tummy is enlarged due to hormonal changes and time will make it return to its normal size, so don’t worry about that. Second, and I think is the most important, the nursing position will be extremely painful if you have a tummy tuck.
6. Can an abdominoplasty take away the fat and flaccidity I have on my lower abdomen?
Yes. Actually, the purpose of tummy tuck is to eliminate that annoying roll we have on our lower abdomen.
7. Tummy tuck = large scar?
Yes. But it is a hidden scar. First, the size depends on the amount of skin that the surgeon cuts; and the most important thing is that your bikini, tank or panties will cover it, so don’t worry, people wont notice it!
Make sure you follow your surgeon’s instructions, in order to avoid complications with the scar so the final outcome will be a nice smooth line that you can hardly see. Also bare in mind that some people scar different than others and in some cases people can develop a keloid scar ( It is an enlarge, raised scar that can be pink, red, skin- coloured or dark)
8. Can I have an liposuction and a tummy tuck at the same time?
Yes. Actually, it is what people usually do. First, your surgeon will perform the liposuction. Then, she/he will perform the tummy tuck. However, to get the desired shape and keep a healthy weight you need to work on yourself, this means having the proper after surgery treatment like MLD, eating healthy and exercise.
We hope this information is useful for you. If you need advice or have any questions about our treatments, please contact us. You can find us in Mill Hill Broadway and Islington. We are always happy to help. If you like this blog, please share!