What is Abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty also known as tummy tuck, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that flattens the abdomen by removing excess lower abdominal skin and layers of fat and tightening muscles in the abdominal wall. This is a major surgical procedure suitable for men and women in good general health; women who have muscles and skin stretched by multiple pregnancies; men and women who used to be obese and have remaining fat deposits or loose skin in the abdominal area.
Two major options, to wit:
- Complete abdominoplasty. This is where the abdomen is cut from hipbone to hipbone which is the option for patients requiring the most correction. The incision is made low, from hip to hip just above the pubic area. Around the belly button, another incision is made to free it from the abdominal skin. The surgeon will manipulate and contour the skin, tissue and muscle as necessary, with the abdominal skin and underlying fat elevated from the abdominal wall to reveal the muscle to be tightened. After tightening, the excess skin is removed and the wounds are closed.
- Partial or mini abdominoplasty. This is often performed on patients with fat deposits found below the navel which will require shorter incisions. The skin will be separated between the line of incision and your belly button.
Abdominoplasty will create a flatter abdomen, eliminating loose skin, stretch marks and post surgical scars below the belly button. People usually are satisfied with the resulting appearance after a tummy tuck procedure although some emotional and physical pains accompany the healing process. Care should be taken to follow strict and proper diet and exercise to keep the new look.
Choosing the Best Doctor
The most important consideration one needs to remember in choosing the plastic or cosmetic surgeon who will perform the procedure is the doctor’s credentials – professional licence, board certification, training certification, accreditation, or affiliations, etc. Match these with the surgeon’s track record and reputation in the industry.
Although most people would probably consider the cost or how much the surgeon will charge for the procedure, it is very important that people are informed that in cases where the charge is excessively lower than the prevailing rate, the quality of service may be compromised or sacrificed. Hence, it is advised that one makes a research on the doctor’s credentials, track record and experience. Asking around will help as people in the community will most likely hear something about it a very good plastic surgeon and a very bad one.
Dr. Raynald Torres is known in the medical scene as an expert in cosmetic procedures including ultrasonic liposuction, fat transfer, tummy tuck among others.
Why Do Abdominoplasty in the Philippines
Abdominoplasty like most of the common cosmetic surgery procedures in the Philippines is reasonably affordable in the Philippines. This is largely due to lower operating costs compared to other countries. Even US trained plastic and cosmetic surgeons practicing in the Philippines are able to charge lower professional fees without compromising the quality of care rendered to the patients. The costs are just a fraction of the cost of the same procedures in the United States or in other progressive countries known for their plastic or cosmetic surgery services.
The medical facilities available in the Philippines are at par with the best in the world. Modern hospitals and medical clinics are equipped with the latest equipment and facilities needed for this kind of procedure. The Philippines has many highly qualified and properly trained plastic or cosmetic surgeons who can be trusted with a delicate procedure like this.
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