| When diet and exercise fail, new and safe surgical techniques allow for a permanent and complete return to a youthful or pre-pregnancy figure. The problems to address are usually three-fold: permanent stretching of muscles, loss of skin elasticity, and "love handles" or a "spare tire".
The more advanced lateral tension abdominoplasty allows for extensive lifting of the thighs and buttocks, and total removal of love handles and the folds above them. A true waistline can be restored and the muscles tightened. In this procedure, the abdomen can be sculpted with liposuction to give definition to the muscles.
Figure Restoration is a broad category which encompasses extensive use of liposuction and skin excision. The skin excision can vary from a simple tummy tuck to an extensive figure restoration, including lifting of the thighs and buttocks. These procedures are usually reserved for women who have completed their childbearing, but in isolated cases they can be done even in women contemplating further pregnancies who have significant problems in the midriff.
While not a substitute for liposuction in larger fat deposits, Endermologie done pre- and post-operatively can be very effective in enhancing the results.
In the traditional tummy tuck operations, patients need to be within 20 percent of the ideal weight for their height, but the more advanced lateral lift operation with liposuction can be done safely and effectively on patients who are thirty or more pounds overweight. The patient must be in good health and carefully selected. Evaluation for abdominal hernias is a must. Patients must stop smoking and discontinue blood pressure medication.
One can expect ten days to two weeks of recovery before returning to normal activities. Athletics may be resumed after four to six weeks. However, the need for aggressive torso exercises, is basically eliminated because the abdomen has to be returned to pre-pregnancy conditions. The dramatic figure restoration is a great incentive to accelerate a return to a good diet and exercise program.
The incisions, though long, are hidden in the bikini line and normally lighten significantly after sixteen weeks.
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