Tummy Tuck – Abdominoplasty

Tummy tucks in Perth with Dr Peter Randle

Tummy Tuck in Perth by Dr Peter Randle

In some cases, it doesn’t matter how much diet or exercise you engage in – a firmer abdomen simply will not result. This could have to do with abdominal stretching, which can occur for several reasons. When significant stretching does become a problem, it may mean that a tighter tummy is not going to develop without intervention.

Fortunately, it’s no longer necessary to resign yourself to the natural realities of ageing. With a tummy tuck in Perth, you can remove the sagging skin and excess fat that surrounds your abdominal area, resulting a firmer, more toned appearance.

Also known as an abdominoplasty, this procedure can also be used to tighten the muscles in the abdominal wall. For this reason abdominal function increases, creating longer-lasting results and further improving appearance.

When is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?

There are many situations in which a tummy tuck may be advisable. As mentioned above, this procedure removes excess fat as well as sagging skin, which means that it could be beneficial in a range of circumstances:

  • After substantial weight loss
  • After pregnancy and childbirth
  • When advanced age leads to mild obesity and loss of muscle tone

The only way to be sure that a tummy tuck is right for you is to schedule a consultation with an expert cosmetic plastic surgeon who can help to assess your situation and circumstances. If sagging skin and a loss of muscle tone are the source of your abdominal problems, then an abdominoplasty may well provide the solution that you are looking for.

Surgical Procedure for Tummy Tucks

Whenever possible, the surgeon will place the main incision under the bikini line. It will stretch from hip to hip, but its strategic placement ensures that it will remain concealed in most situations.

During the surgical procedure, your specialist will also repair any abdominal hernias that may have occurred over time. In some cases, this procedure will also be performed concurrently with liposuction in order to improve the overall contours of the hips, thighs and abdominal walls.

Excess skin is also removed for a tightened look. It’s also worth noting that – in some situations – a partial abdominoplasty is all that’s needed. Also known as a ‘mini tummy tuck’, this involves removing excess skin and fat below the naval only. This procedure is notable because it does not require the relocation of the naval, which is necessary in a full tummy tuck.



Recovering from an Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty is a major operation, and it takes time for patients to fully recover. A period of tenderness, tightness and some pain are to be expected immediately after the operation. These sensations will decrease with time and can be addressed with pain medication.

At first, it’s normal for patients to experience some numbness of the skin after undergoing a tummy tuck in Perth. This is particularly likely across the lower, central tummy area – but it can also occur in the upper thighs. The scar resulting from the operation is permanent, though it’s likely to fade with time.

Most patients return to their regular activities relatively soon after their surgery, but everyone is different. That’s why it’s so important to entrust your procedure to a highly regarded specialist like Dr Randle, who can advise you on how to best care for yourself over the coming days and weeks.

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