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Scarless Tummy Tuck – Truths and Tips

Updated on July 25, 2010

This hub tells you why tummy tuck is one of the best ways to lose stomach fat and have smaller waist circumference. It also reveals truth about scarless tummy tuck, such as why tummy tuck always leaves a scar on your body and what you can do to minimize the risk.

The dangers of abdominal fat

Obesity has become a common problem around the world. Medical research shows that the average life expectancy of obese people is shorter than people with normal weight, especially those who have lots of extra abdominal fat (or mid-section fat) are more likely to die of cardio-vascular diseases at early ages due to too much abdominal fat accumulated around their waists. Study also reveals that the mortality rate will increase by 30% if the abdominal subcutaneous fat exceeds the normal standard by 15% to 25%.

Belly fat is more dangerous than fat accumulated in other parts of the body, such as buttocks or legs. Because people with abdominal obesity tend to have excess body fat gathered in the abdomen and around their chest, both places are very close to our body organs such as liver and heart, this type of obesity are generally known as "mid-section obesity." People with excess belly fat are easy to have their abdominal fat molecules entering into the blood in the form of free fatty acids, and flow directly into the liver with the blood circulation. When there is too much free fatty acids located in the liver, it will turn into a low-density lipoprotein, and flows to the heart, lungs and arteries with the blood circulation. In the process, part of the low-density lipoprotein turns into harmful cholesterol, leading to cardiovascular disease. People with abdominal obesity have high risks of suffering from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure and gallbladder disease. Tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty) is an effective way to have a flat belly in a short period of time by reshaping your body, which helps to prevent related diseases. 

Why is tummy tuck the best way to lose stomach fat and have smaller waist circumference?

Tummy tuck, known as an effective way to reduce the stomach fat, is a type of cosmetic surgery that removes excess subcutaneous fat stored under abdominal skin, and reshapes the abdominal muscles, so that people with abdominal obesity can have a flat stomach and slim waist again in a very short period of time. Tummy tuck is the best and most effective way to get rid of excess tummy fat, it’s recommended for people with flabby abdominal muscles and extra fat around the waist and belly.

From the clinical point of view, tummy tuck is an ideal and comprehensive surgical approach to restore normal physiological function of the body, it helps people with abdominal obesity to get rid of that stubborn belly fat and regain self-confidence.

This is because tummy tuck not only removes excess fat around the stomach, but the surgery is also targeted to the removal of excess skin, re-suture of the rectus abdominis, restoring the proper tension of abdominal muscles, reshaping the waistline and lifting the hip. It’s a whole-body reshaping surgery. The surgical procedures are designed before the surgery and are done painless in the laminar flow operating room. It usually takes 10 days for the patients to recover.

Will tummy tuck leave a scar on your body?

Tummy tuck is done to reshape the lower abdominal skin, remove excess fat around your waist and tighten the abdominal muscles. The surgery can significantly improve the bulging appearance of your tummy. However, you should also know that this operation will produce a scar eternally in the abdomen, the scar's length depends on the volume of the fat and skin to be removed. The scar can stretch from one side of the waist to the other side. Operation largely depends on individual circumstances, and is affected by the skills of surgeons too.

All plastic surgery has risks and some uncertainties, the results of tummy tuck are generally quite satisfactory. However, there are always some risks and complications associated with the surgery. For example, improper suture may result in conspicuous scars after surgery, which may require some minor surgeries to remove these abdominal scars. Following medical advices of your surgeons in the preoperative and postoperative phases will reduce the risk of complications. Especially advices on how and when you should begin doing some exercises.

Tummy tuck is a quick way to change your appearance, enhance your self-confidence. Before you decide to have the surgery, you should discuss the situation and your expectations with the doctor to achieve an ideal result.

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