If a person has problems related to excess fat in the abdominal region or presents flaccidity due to weight loss, one of the options most recommended by surgeons for the correction of these conditions is the abdominoplasty.
Also known as Tummy Tuck, it is a procedure designed to tighten and reshape the area around the stomach. While many cosmetic procedures While many treatments to firm up this area are merely superficial, abdominoplasty goes much further, offering more durable and visible solutions in much less time. This type of surgery is recommended for those patients who have lost more than 66 pounds of weight, commonly, after suffering morbid obesity. Also, many people choose the tummy tuck Tijuana treatment to correct scars usually caused by some previous surgery, such as a cesarean section or digestive surgery.
What Is The Procedure For Tummy Tuck Tijuana Surgery?
First, it is necessary to start with an evaluation of the abdominal area so that the surgeon in charge can analyze the patient’s health status and determine if he or she is a candidate for the procedure. This evaluation will be made on the extent of fat accumulated in the abdominal area, as well as the level of flaccidity. Once the evaluation is complete, the surgeon will discuss the problems to be treated, as well as the risks and limitations that may exist when performing this procedure.
The tummy tuck Tijuana procedure will be performed in an operating room, where the surgeon will be accompanied by his team to start the surgery. The patient will be under general anesthesia so that the whole procedure will be in a sleep period. This surgery can take between two to four hours, depending on the level of correction that will be needed in the area.
Typically, two incisions are made in the abdomen, the first from hip to hip, and the second below or around the navel. This is done to expose the area so that the surgeon can proceed to tighten the muscles and work on the affected areas.
Fat is removed from around the stomach. The abdominal muscles are tightened up so that the stomach doesn’t bloat outwards and give the appearance of a larger abdomen. Excess skin is then removed as well, to avoid an “apron” of skin forming after the fat and muscle have been working on. It is necessary to remember that this Tijuana tummy tuck surgery usually leaves a scar, but the size and location of this mark will depend a lot on the incision that was made in operation.
What Post-operative Care Should A Patient Follow After A Tummy Tuck Tijuana?
During the first few days, the patient may have pain and swelling in the abdominal area due to manipulation, to avoid significant discomfort, the surgeon will medicate drugs to bring better control of the ailments and inflammation. Depending on the patient’s health, he or she may leave the clinic after a few hours or, on certain occasions, must remain within the facility so that there is better monitoring of the progress of the tummy tuck surgery.
It is essential that the patient remains with bandages in the abdominal area and start walking after 12 hours after the surgery. Ideally, it’s best to be positioned with your feet, and head elevated approximately thirty degrees relative to your stomach to relieve tension on the suture line of the abdominoplasty. This will allow the body to heal faster, so the person will return to daily activities after approximately two weeks.
It’s not advised to drive for up to 6 or 7 days after the surgery is completed. If you must get around, even to get to our clinic for follow-up appointments, we highly recommend getting another person to collect you, or use some method of transport such as a uber or taxi.
To speed up recovery, the patient must perform light exercises, when indicated by the surgeon. These exercises will first consist of short walks and will gradually increase the level. Two weeks post-operation, all sutures will be removed. Another thing that the patient must take into account after a tummy tuck Tijuana surgery is the food. If you want to prolong the results, the patient must have a balanced diet.
To avoid post-surgical complications such as infection or poor healing, patients must take the necessary care so that the procedure performed does not present any difficulties. Therefore, people must follow their surgeon’s instructions.
Why Do People Get Tummy Tuck Tijuana?
There are many reasons people decide to get an abdominoplasty procedure done. These include:
Remove stubborn fat from around the stomach that won’t budge even with proper diet and exercise.
Women wanting to tighten their abdominal region after multiple pregnancies.
Older patients who have lost the elasticity of their skin as a natural result of the aging process.
Patients who have undergone extreme weight loss and need to tighten up the abdominal region of stubborn fat and loose skin.
If you want to know the costs of the tummy tuck Tijuana surgery, contact us and schedule your next appointment.