• 12 August 2021
  • Dr Masood Ansari

At My Cosmetic Clinic, with several convenient locations in the New South Wales area, we can help you achieve a more aesthetically pleasing stomach with the tummy tuck. This body contouring procedure is designed to improve the appearance of the midsection by correcting issues that the patient’s diet and lifestyle changes have been unable to address.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is technically called abdominoplasty. It is a body contouring procedure that surgically addresses the midsection to improve its appearance by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the abdominal muscles. The procedure can be customized to the patient’s needs to address excess skin, excess fat, and weak abdominal muscles as needed. It can also be customized to address the entire midsection or just a portion of it.

The Mini Version

The mini version of this procedure is designed for those who primarily struggle with their lower abdominal area. If you struggle with stubborn fat in the lower portion of your stomach, specifically below the belly button, this procedure can help improve the appearance of the entire area.

One of the benefits of this version of the procedure is that it doesn’t require a large incision, and the recovery is faster overall. However, while this procedure does create improvements in the appearance of the midsection, it doesn’t deliver as dramatic results as the full version of the procedure.

Who It’s Right For

The best candidates for this version of the procedure are those who don’t need or want to address their entire midsection and have maintained strong abdominal muscles but struggle with loose skin and excess fat.

Women who have recently given birth or individuals who have recently lost a significant amount of weight may not be the best candidates for this version of the procedure. One of the benefits of the mini version of the tummy tuck is that it can easily be combined with other body contouring procedures, including liposuction.

The Full Version

The full version of this procedure address is the entire midsection. During this procedure, the belly button will be relocated and reconstructed. Underlying abdominal muscles will be strengthened and tightened, and Dr. Ansari will remove excess skin and fat. The best candidates for this version of the procedure are those who have:

  • A large bulge around the midsection 
  • Stretched out abdominal facia and muscles
  • Excess fat and skin throughout the majority of their midsection

Who It’s Right For

This version of the procedure will deliver the most dramatic results and can help women struggling with their post-baby bodies, those with stretch marks, and those who have undergone a significant weight loss that has left them with a considerable amount of loose skin.

Customizing Your Procedure

During your initial consultation, Dr Ansari Will evaluate your midsection, perform a physical examination, and determine which of these two methods is right for you. When he creates your surgical treatment plan, he will tailor it to your specific needs and goals. During this procedure, liposuction is almost always performed to remove excess stubborn fat from the abdomen, but it doesn’t end there.

Liposuction can also be used to address stubborn fat in the hips and the flanks so that you get the best results once your body has healed. This comprehensive approach helps address the abdomen and the surrounding area to help you improve your midsection and the other areas around it.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a procedure that removes excess fat from the body. Unlike non-invasive body contouring treatments designed to freeze away or heat stubborn fat cells from the outside, liposuction involves the immediate removal of stubborn fat cells from the treatment area. You won’t have to wait for your body to eliminate dead fat cells from the area but instead will achieve immediate results. This procedure is most often used during a tummy tuck to create the best results.

How Does It Work?

A small incision will be made in the target treatment area during the procedure, and Dr. Ansari will insert a thin tube called a cannula into the incision to gently suction the fat from the area. Once these fat cells are removed from the treatment area, your body can’t grow new ones, and they can’t return. This procedure significantly reduces the total fat volume in the treatment area to help you get the best results.

When used during a tummy tuck, liposuction will remove excess fat from the midsection and can also be used to address the surrounding areas. When performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck, you will only need one treatment and one single use of anesthesia. This procedure is an example of the benefits of multitasking at its finest.

What Are the Benefits?

This procedure has become so popular among both men and women because it offers many benefits. This procedure can correct some of the issues that may make you feel self-conscious about your abdomen. If loose skin, excess fat, and dissatisfaction with the appearance and state of your midsection have been negatively impacting your confidence, this procedure can improve the entire area and help you achieve the most aesthetic midsection.

You Will Get Better Results at the Gym

It can also help abdominal muscles look tighter and toned by removing the excess fat and skin that has been covering them. When you continue building your abdominal muscles after your procedure, your results at the gym will be more apparent thanks to the tummy tuck’s ability to remove that excess fat and skin that can hide your hard-earned muscles.

Your Clothes Will Fit Better

Excess fat, loose skin, and a protruding abdomen can limit your clothing options. Patients who undergo this procedure often feel more confident choosing clothes they may not have worn before the procedure. Swimsuits and fitted clothing will look better on you, and as a result, you may feel more confident in your overall appearance.

Who Is a Candidate?

The best candidates for this body contouring procedure are men and women who have realistic expectations about the procedure, the recovery, and the results. Candidates should also be in good physical health and want to address excess abdominal skin, stubborn fat, a protruding stomach, or any other aesthetic issue in the midsection. Candidates must realize that this procedure is not a weight-loss procedure; it is a body contouring procedure.

It is not designed to help you lose weight but instead is designed to help improve the midsection in a way that fitness and diet changes have not. Patients should be committed to living a healthy lifestyle to not only recover quickly but maintain their results long-term. The best candidates should be:

  • Mentally stable and aware of the importance of realistic expectations
  • Physically healthy
  • Aware of the fact that they will have a scar, but it will be hidden
  • Free from any wound healing disorders
  • At or near their goal weight
  • Done having children

Maintaining Your Results

Once your procedure is complete and your recovery period has ended, you must live a healthy lifestyle to help maintain your results long-term. Patients who live an active and healthy lifestyle often have the best results post-op. This procedure is not a substitution for a healthy lifestyle.

While you cannot regain any new fat cells, the remaining ones in your treatment area may expand if you do gain weight after your procedure. Maintaining a consistent exercise routine and eating a healthy diet will help you maintain and enjoy your results indefinitely.

Learn More

The tummy tuck can address multiple aesthetic issues with the abdomen so that you can feel more confident about your appearance. If you’re ready to take that step and invest in your appearance, we are here and ready to help. Contact us today at My Cosmetic Clinic at one of our several locations in the New South Wales area, and schedule your initial consultation with Dr Ansari.

Dr Masood Ansari
About The Author

Dr Masood Ansari

Dr Ansari has undergone nine years of extensive surgical training around the globe. He received his initial surgical training under the auspices of the National Health Services (NHS) in the United Kingdom and obtained Membership in the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2006. Due to his particularly keen interest in surgical research, Dr Ansari has been involved in multiple academic research projects and was awarded a Masters (MSc) in Advanced Surgical Practice from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom.

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