What is tummy tuck or abdominoplasty by Dr. Iraniha
Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is one of the most common aesthetic procedures in united states. Patients usually present with abdominal wall bulge which happens after pregnancy or significant weight loss. This condition is usually associated with lateral abdominal wall muscle laxity, diastasis of rectus muscles and periumbilical abdominal wall hernia as well as excess fat and extra skin in the abdominal wall and flank regions.
Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is the procedure of choice for these patients where the skin initially dissected off the abdominal muscle, the abdominal wall muscle laxity, diastasis recti and abdominal wall hernia are fixed, and the extra skin and fat is resected to restore the abdominal wall contour. At times, liposuction is added to thin down the abdominal wall skin and remove the flank and/or back excess fat to improve the body contour even more. This video takes you through the initial patient evaluation and marking prior to the surgery as well as some of the post-operative finial results.