Pennsylvania is a hub for many plastic surgeons in Pittsburgh pa. There are a number of state of the art research institutes such as the University of Pittsburgh, where quality research in lots of fields including reconstructive (plastic) surgery is being conducted. With increasing changes in lifestyles, and obesity increasing in huge proportions, Tummy tuck has recieved great publicity. There are several plastic surgeons doing tummytuck in Pittsburgh pa. Women with many pregnancies often ask- How can my pregnancy stretch marks, loose skin and the underlying abdomen be tightened or tucked. Sudden loss of weight due to fasting can also present up as stretch marks on the tummy or stomuch. Tummy tuck is usually recommended for such conditions. In a partial tummy tuck fat loose skin, fat tissue and stretch marks at the lower abdomen are removed and the underlying muscles are tightened. Pregnancies following a tummy tuck may weaken the success of the procedure. The surgical scar is ordinarily made just above the pubic region. The surplus skin & fat are incised. A complete tummy tuck surgery involves 2 skin cuts, 1-above the pubic area and 2- around the navel. The skin is elevated and the surplus fatty tissue is removed and the muscles are brought together. Draining tubes could be placed to drain off the surplus fluid for 2-3 weeks. After the surgery a scar may be present depending on how good the surgeon is and other factors such as age, healing etc. Tightening girdle like cloth or garb is recommeneded to allow healing. 1-3 weeks to resume work and 6-8 weeks for complete recovery.
Tummy Liposuction is one of the commonest liposuction surgical procedures. There are several plastic surgeons performing Liposuction in Pittsburgh pa area. null Fluid containing an anesthetic, saline and epinephrine is injected into the abdominal area using a tube like structure through a small incision at the inguinal area (lower and outer sides of the abdomen). It also assists in detaching the fat from the rest of the tissues. A canula is used which aids in sucking the detached fats. The tubes and canulas are thin and might need only few stitches. Common to all the liposuction procedures: Thigh liposuction The procedure is same as above, except that the incision is given at the out sides of the thigh to inject both the solution followed by suction vacuum instrument to remove the fat. Neck liposuction Just like the operation described above fluid is injected to separate fat from the rest of the tissues, minimize bleeding and the fat suction tube like instrument is inserted through middle of the neck below the chin. Liposuction suction of buttocks: incision is given on the cheeks of the bosoms.Liposuction of the arms: small incision is given on the innerside of the arm. There is also Thighlift, Where surplus skin, fat and tissues are excised and tissues pulled together to give a firmer appearance.Arm lift In an arm lift or brachioplasty, the loosened skin and fat tissue, especially the underarm is removed and rest of the tissue is tightened.