Endoscopic Tummy Tuck
Today, we know that there are many harmful effects of obesity. Medically speaking it can cause coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, liver and gallbladder disease, obstructive sleep apnea, gynaecological problems, high cholesterol level, cancers such as endometrial and breast and osteoarthritis which is breakdown of cartilage and bone within a joint. Many authorities world-wide consider obesity as the most serious health problem of 21st century. Technically speaking an individual is considered to be an obese when his body mass index is greater than 25 and 29.9. Diet and exercise are ideal methods to fight obesity, but sometimes these tools are not enough to win the battle against obesity.
Cosmetic surgery to tackle the tummy troubles is quick and efficient way, but a standard tummy tuck would only remove the skin from the abdominal region. Endoscopic Tummy Tuck fixes the abdominal wall that is often damaged due to obesity, and people might not realize how bad the damage inside their body is.
Am I a Right candidate for Endoscopic Tummy Tuck?
Prospective patient of endoscopic tummy tuck should have a good elastic skin. Individual must also be in good mental state, and not under any serious medication. He or she should also have extra abdominal skin and weakness or both. Pregnant women can’t have this procedure, and if woman is planning a future pregnancy then she must discuss her plan with surgeon prior to the procedure. Biggest clientele of this procedure are women who after pregnancy want to get rid of small excess skin. Discuss your need for the surgery with the professional Cosmetic surgeon. After examining your body doctor would guide you accordingly.
Procedure of Endoscopic Tummy Tuck
Endoscopic Tummy Tuck is different from regular tummy tuck procedure as the main purpose of surgery is to fix the damage inside their body by repairing the abdominal wall and tightening the abdominal muscle. Surgeon uses a small surgical instrument and attaches a camera to it for looking inside. The biggest perk of this tummy tuck procedure is the minimum invasive method usage, as the incision made is also smaller compare to other tummy tuck procedure. Area of incision with Endoscopic Tummy Tuck procedure is usually at the pubic region or inside the belly button. Surgeon often uses liposuction during Endoscopic to remove fat, and a drain is placed to remove the fluid build-up. Surgeon then closes the incision.
Recovery After Endoscopic Tummy Tuck
Recovery period of Endoscopic Tummy Tuck is lower when compared to other tummy tuck procedure, due to its minimum invasive method. During initial period a slight discomfort is expected along with swelling. Patient should avoid any strenuous activity like lifting heavy things, heavy exercise and swimming for few weeks. Any intake of alcohol and smoking should also be restricted. Patient must follow guideline given by the surgeon for smooth and quick recovery.
See Endoscopic Tummy Tuck Before After Photos-