A tummy tuck surgery is a plastic surgery procedure performed to remove excess skin from the abdomen and a sagging shelves and forward belly piercing. Who is considering a tummy tuck surgery is all they need to know about the procedure.

A tummy tuck stretches the abdominal muscles and removes excess fat and skin


The content on tummy tuck surgery is divided into a series of articles which together give you good insight about the possibilities and limitations that implies that a tummy tuck. The information is inspected by Dr. Pelle Sahlin, a plastic surgery specialist actively Art Clinic.

The information it meant to provide you with a general understanding of a tummy tuck procedure and work as the basis for your decision. However, it should not replace a surgeon consultation.

Here you will find everything you need to know about tummy tucks:

If you are a suitable candidate for a tummy tuck surgery
Which methods tummy tuck done and what is the procedure
after treatment after a tummy tuck surgery and some risks are
How much costs as well as a tummy tuck before & after pictures
Discussion and clinic directory of these clinics that perform tummy tucks
Questions and answers and the possibility to ask an expert about tummy tucks.


Why tummy tucks work

The abdominal / stomach is an area that largely mirrors our lifestyle and our body has undergone tests. These often present themselves as a separate layer of fat, an enlarged abdomen flabby or excess skin. Both the loose and extensive abdominal fat are often the result of generally more than the weight of existing fat deposits in the front or behind the abdominal wall.

Tightening of the abdominal wall with a tummy tuck surgery

A large belly and loose skin on the abdomen, other than over weight also be caused by the abdominal wall is stretched, flabby, and then only partially return to its previous state. A typical example is the pregnancy, but weight loss can lead to a similar situation.

An abdominal wall correction can effectively turn a slackened both abdominal wall and removing excess skin from the stomach and thereby restore these tissues to their previous form and function.

The removal of excess skin

For example, excess skin is from pregnancy or weight loss due to our skin to the size of our bodies. Gastric Sleeve Surgery When the stomach is the size of the skin. Unfortunately the skins ability to withdraw after weight loss or pregnancy is limited. This often leads to the sagging skin creating a sort of apron in the stomach.

Anatomy of the abdomen


Under the skin and behind the fat from the stomach into the abdominal wall is to protect our inner organs. This tissue is composed mainly of muscle and can be compared with a belt. During pregnancy these muscles to adapt the space to the fetus and thus expand. But unfortunately, as with the skin, muscles ability to withdraw is limited. So when the inner belt has stretched and weakened, resulting in a bulging stomach, even if the pressure behind the abdominal wall disappeared.

Are you a candidate for a tummy tuck surgery?


Most suitable candidates for an abdominal wall correction, women or men in good physical health with an extended abdominal wall and / or excess skin. Patients with a relatively thick layer of fat located between the abdominal muscles and skin can also expect good results from abdominoplasty.

Tummy tuck after a number of pregnancies

An abdominal wall correction is especially beneficial for women through several pregnancies have left with an extended abdominal wall so that is not returned to its previous state. Patients whose skin due to age, has lost its elasticity received good results from a tummy tuck.

Tummy tuck diet can not substitute

Patients with a relatively large volume caused by abdominal fat accumulation in the abdominal cavity (belly) are not suitable for tummy tuck and must first undergo the traditional diet. This distribution of fat is more common in men than in women.

Weight stability prior to surgery tummy tuck

People who are looking to lose much weight, the procedure to wait until this is achieved. Generally a period of weight stability (6 months) is necessary after weight loss. Even women who plan future pregnancies should discuss this with their plastic surgeon.

If the patient you have scars in the stomach area of previous surgery (eg, gallstone surgery) The surgeon can, after review of this, advised against surgery.

Typical tummy tuck patients


There is generally three groups of patients tuck surgery tummy. The first is represented by women as a result of pregnancy suffer from excess skin and a stretched, weakened abdominal wall.

The second group is represented by people who have lost a lot of weight due to excess skin.

The third group is people who have undergone previous operations (eg, cesarean sections), which has left uneven skin in the form of bags of hanging skin around the scar.