Sagging could be due to many reasons – due to severe obesity, after delivery, after substantial weight loss etc.
When the sagging is mild, a good result can be obtained by doing regular and targeted toning exercises pertaining to the tummy/ abdominal wall tightening.
In cases where the sagging is much and the abdominal wall sag reaches the upper thigh or mid-thigh, then any amount of exercise/ toning will not help. In such cases, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) will help and give excellent results.
Majority of the cases, the skin sagging is associated with muscle laxity/ weakness also. As we remove or excise the excess skin to give a taut/ flat tummy, the level of the umbilicus (belly button) will be naturally pulled down. Hence a repositioning of the umbilicus (belly button) is performed to place the umbilicus in its natural position.
Hence, Abdominoplasty could be :
The abdominoplasty surgery is done through a bikini line incision in the lower abdomen and is cosmetic as the scar is hidden. It could require a hospital stay between 3 days to 5 days depending on the extent of repair.
If there is excess fat localised in the hips or upper tummy, liposuction done along with abdominoplasty gives excellent results. But it is not necessary at all times.
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