Also referred to as Abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck Auckland procedure in simple terms is a medical procedure carried out to remove excess body fat and skin. It restores muscle firmness and makes the abdomen smoother.

In several instances, dieting and going to the gym don’t necessarily work on getting a flat-toned body. There are many factors as to why this takes place. Ageing, heredity, body structure, and, most importantly, pregnancy play a huge role resulting from flabby skin.

How is Tummy Tuck performed?

The Tummy tuck is a medical procedure that is carried out in one go. The whole surgery takes up to 2-3 hours. The patient is made unconscious using anesthesia, after which a cut is made on the skin that covers the abdomen.

Once the muscles are exposed, the doctor would either trim off the extra skin or pull it by stitching the muscles to the abdomen wall. Post-surgery, the patient is asked to take pain relievers and antibiotics.

The Downside of Tummy Tuck

The Tummy tuck is no ordinary surgery; it’s a medical procedure that comes with many risks.

Many patients hold the belief that after the tummy tuck surgery, they would have a toned body. The truth is that the results can only be seen after 6-8 weeks post-surgery. After the procedure, the body is bruised, and the patient is kept under doctor supervision in the hospital for 2-4 days. The patient is asked not to bend and avoid picking up heavy items for a few days.

Recovery is painful and slow; the patient may require help from a family member or friend. A tummy tuck is not recommended for aged people or those women who wish to get pregnant in the future. Furthermore, a tummy tuck is not a substitute for dieting or exercising.  Lastly, the surgery does not remove stretch marks and is not recommended for those individuals who are diabetic or have a heart or blood pressure problem.

Having said this, the tummy tuck is more permanent as there are hardly any chances of the excess skin coming back.