Will A Tummy Tuck Remove Stretch Marks?
This is a common question heard by many plastic surgeons. Stretch marks that result from pregnancy or weight loss do not go away on their own. There are lasers that are advertised to improve these stretch marks, but by themselves, do not get rid of them. The only way to get rid of stretch marks on your belly is by removing them with a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) – a procedure that removes skin and tissue of your lower abdomen. But tummy tucks are limited to removing stretch marks only below the belly button. Therefore, stretch marks that are present above your belly button will remain.
The good thing is that the remaining skin will be stretched out and when this happens we find that the remaining stretch marks become less noticeable. These stretch marks are also lowered to your pubic region and may be hidden by clothing and thus less noticeable.
How does a tummy tuck work?
If you choose to have a full tummy tuck in Thailand or Australia, you will be given a general anaesthetic to ensure you are comfortable.
Then, a long incision will be made just above your bikini line and another around your belly button. The skin and fat here will be separated from your abdominal wall and lifted up from your rib cage to expose the sheath covering your muscles, the rectus muscles fascia.
The fascia is sutured which will tighten the muscles below it, creating a tauter abdominal wall and thinner waist. The skin will then be stretched back down with the excess removed. Your belly button may need to be replaced so it is in a natural position.
Your surgeon will do his or her utmost to ensure scarring is minimal or that it is located in a place where it can be hidden easily so you can get back into your bikini.
What are the different types of tummy tuck Thailand procedures ?
There are many various kinds of Tummy Tucks offered in Thailand, having the best Tummy Tuck Surgeons in Thailand they can help you select the one that is right for you.
- Circumferential belt Lipectomy | Lower Body Lift
- Mini-Tummy Tuck
- Smooth Tummy Tuck – combines liposuction and skin removal without muscle repair
- Traditional Tummy Tuck with or without focused liposuction
- Tummy Tuck with or without muscle tightening | Repair of rectus diastasis
- Tummy Tuck with umbilical hernia repair | Belly Button Surgery
They all involve removing variable amounts of skin and fat (resulting in variable length scars) and all of them may or may not involve tightening of the abdominal muscles.