Tummy Tuck Vancouver, B.C | Seattle Plastic Surgery
The abdomen is one of the most frequent problem areas for men and women. Women, especially following pregnancy, are prone to developing extra skin along the abdomen. Men tend to gain more weight in the stomach losing it or major fluctuation could contribute to loose skin along the abdomen. The recommended treatment for extra abdominal skin is an abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck. Seattle Plastic Surgery offers the best tummy tuck Vancouver residents can get.
Overview: Abdominoplasty Surgery
An abdominoplasty is a term used to describe the removal of loose and extra skin along the lower abdomen. It often also helps tighten loosened abdominal muscles—a condition known as diastasis recti. Sometimes it is combined with liposuction to remove stubborn pockets of fat. However, it is not a weight loss surgery and only removes small portions of fat.
The procedure involves an incision spanning hip to hip, usually just larger than a standard C–section incision. It is placed below the panty line, but this is still a consideration that patients need to make when deciding whether tummy tuck surgery is right for them.
Causes Of Diastasis Recti & Loose Abdominal Skin
The pooch-like appearance that many tummy tuck patients present with can have several causes. Additionally, the amount of extra or loose skin can vary widely from patient to patient. Different forms of tummy tuck exist to account for this. Diastasis recti can also have a few different causes but it is more common in women and men due to the way the stomach muscles have to stretch during pregnancy.
Some of the causes of diastasis recti and/or loose abdominal skin include:
- Pregnancy; multiple pregnancies often worsen the condition
- Weight fluctuations
- Major weight loss or gain
- Genetic factors or predisposition
- Medical conditions that affect weight