Tummy tuck surgery
Tummy tuck surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia and takes 2-5 hours. Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is done with an incision below the navel between two hip bones. The size of the incision depends on the type of surgery and also the amount of excess skin. But, generally, it’s from hip bone to hip bone or maybe a little smaller. Then, the skin is separated from the muscular tissue to a required amount, and if need be, the belly button is separated from its surrounding skin. Now, the surgeon can tighten the weakened muscles and make them closer to each other.
After tightening the abdominal muscles, the excess skin is cut away and the navel is sutured to its new position on the abdominal skin with a new incision. If necessary, your surgeon inserts tubes called drains to empty excess fluids. Then, the stomach skin is stretched from the top to the edge of the incision line and finally, skin edges are sutured.