Because this relic of heavyweight times does not fit at all with the new, slimmer silhouette, nature can be helped along a little and the belly can be adjusted to the new status by means of a tummy tuck.
Abdominoplasty after pregnancy
Many women have a similar experience after one or more pregnancies. During pregnancy, the connective tissue, especially in the abdominal area, is very overstretched and stressed. Unfortunately, postnatal gymnastics and the diligent rubbing of appropriate oils against stretch marks and cellulite often only help to some extent. What remains is an overhanging belly that looks unattractive and is neither conducive to attractiveness nor to one’s own self-esteem. In these cases, too, the step to a targeted tummy tuck is worth considering. In the specialist centres of BellaDerma in Berlin you will be advised in detail as to whether an abdominoplasty is the right solution for your individual situation and what alternatives there are.
Procedure of the operation
During a tummy tuck (also called abdominoplasty), a small incision is made in the lower abdominal area during a short operation under general anaesthetic, where it is not very visible. The abdominal muscles are then carefully exposed and the excess fatty tissue is removed. Then the straight abdominal muscles are tightened. That’s it. At the end, the small incision is sutured well so that the wound can heal cleanly and quickly. During the first few days after the operation, the patient wears a compression girdle to stabilise and relieve the abdomen and its muscles. The stitches are removed after about two weeks. The small scar will heal almost invisibly.
Abdominoplasty and liposuction
Liposuction and a tummy tuck are often confused with each other. While liposuction is about weight reduction, an abdominoplasty, however, is only intended to help the connective tissue of the abdomen to regain the former firmness it had before the heavy weight gain. However, it is crucial for the success of a tummy tuck that the patient watches his or her weight afterwards.
Tummy tuck – A whole new body feeling
You will finally enjoy the good feeling of a flatter and firmer stomach again. You will feel more attractive again and also look better in your bathing dress or T-shirt. After a tummy tuck you will feel much better and have a better self-esteem.
Risks of a tummy tuck
Nowadays, tummy tuck surgery is one of the routine treatments in the field of cosmetic surgery. If it is performed – as at BellaDerma – by expert and qualified cosmetic surgeons with many years of experience, there are basically no risks to this treatment. However, how well a tummy tuck is accepted by the body depends not least on the elasticity of the skin and the individual healing process.
As you already know, BellaDerma in Berlin focuses on individual consultation. In order to make the tummy tuck a success for you, we will be happy to inform you in a detailed preliminary consultation about the possibilities and the procedure of the treatment. Together with you we will find the optimal solution.