Photos Of Tummy Tuck Before And After Stretch Marks

View before and after photos of tummy tuck patients with stretch marks who have been treated by top plastic surgeons.

Abdominoplasty aims to eliminate postpartum changes in the anterior abdominal wall. The main reasons for the abnormality of the abdominal form from the aesthetic norm are pregnancy with subsequent childbirth, as well as overweight.

During pregnancy, the abdominal wall is exposed to significant hyperextension and, in its way, pronounced stress. Muscles thinen and stretch, stretch and connect them connective tissue structures.

In a number of cases, the skin, failing to grow with the growth of the fetus, does not withstand the load and is broken down in deep layers with the formation of a scar (stria).

Thus, all layers of the abdominal wall are affected. After giving birth, all structures tend to the initial state.

Skin is reduced in its area, to the extent possible, but in a number of cases its excess is still preserved.

This is manifested by wrinkling in the zones around and below the navel, sometimes a crease forms in the lower abdomen. With a sufficiently restored muscle tone, the abdomen may remain flat, but with slight relaxation of the muscles, it protrudes forward.

In cases with excessive accumulation of adipose tissue in the abdomen, skin is stretched and a fold is formed in the lower parts. When the size of the fold is large, it is sometimes called the “fat apron”.

With all the variety of pathological forms of the anterior abdominal wall, there are only two surgical ways of solving this problem in plastic (aesthetic) surgery.

In mild cases, when muscle tone is preserved, but there is a slight excess of adipose tissue without forming a skin fold in the abdomen, removal of excess fat (lipoaspiration, liposuction) through a puncture of the skin at the depth of the navel is performed. No visible scarring, fast and consistent result make this method very attractive and popular. Recovery in this case is 2-3 weeks, physical activity is limited to 5-6 weeks.

The second variant of surgical correction of the abdomen is the plastic of the anterior abdominal wall (abdominoplasty). The operation is performed in cases of postpartum changes (striae, weak tone, wrinkled skin) or in the presence of a fat apron. The main tasks of a plastic surgeon are: strengthening of the muscular wall, narrowing of the umbilical ring, removal of excess skin and adipose tissue.

The operation is performed under general anesthesia. Postoperative cosmetic horizontal scar is in a fold over the pubis, it easily disappears under the underwear, after 6-12 months it becomes hardly noticeable. The recovery period is 4-6 weeks.

In the department of plastic, aesthetic surgery the patient is 2-3 days, then the treatment is carried out on an outpatient basis. Restriction of physical activity is 1.5-2 months.

And as a gift is a flat stomach!

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