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Understanding Endoscopic Tummy Tuck

Endoscopic Tummy Tuck 

One of the many types of tummy tuck is called endoscopic tummy tuck. This surgical procedure is believed to be less invasive which in effect will only result to lesser side effects. The most common side effects related to getting endoscopic tummy tuck are bruising, swelling and scarring can be anticipated after the surgery. The good thing about this type of method is that the recovery time is short.

Who are the right candidates for Endoscopic Tummy Tuck?

Basically, endoscopic tummy tuck differs from other types of tummy tuck because of its special techniques and instruments that can help reduce the size of incision scars. Also, one of its distinctive techniques is non removal of skin during the surgery.

Furthermore, the right candidates for endoscopic tummy tuck are those that have abdomen that obtrude but the amount of extra skin is less. Also, patients with good skin elasticity are considered as best candidates for endoscopic tummy tuck because the more the flexible is the skin the better the result.

The Procedure

Endoscopic tummy tuck is done utilizing some tiny incisions with the help of a lighted tube device that has camera on its tip, this device is called endoscope. Normally, the incisions will be created in the length of the pubic bone but sometimes doctors would also make an incision around belly button. The incisions are deliberately crafted in the said areas to achieve minimal as well as unnoticeable scars because such areas can be easily covered.

After creating incisions, the surgeon will use a long and slim device unique for endoscopic tummy tuck in tightening the muscles around the abdomen. Afterwards, the incisions will be closed using sutures. Also, when finalizing the procedure the surgeon will form the abdomen in a way that the abdomen will look more enhanced and toned.

Some surgeons with the patients consent will use liposuction procedure to enhance the abdominal contour even more. Soon as the desired abdominal appearance is achieved the surgeon will then conclude the surgery by closing the incisions. It is at this point that endoscopic tummy tuck healing begins.

The Recovery

Unlike traditional tummy tuck, the scars associated with endoscopic tummy tuck are smaller and lesser. And since the incisions involve isn’t that long and many, the risk of bleeding seriously is decreased. The same is true with the other side effects of endoscopic tummy tuck like pain, bruising and swelling. Also, because the procedure is less invasive, the patient will be able to go back to work and perform usual activities just about a week after the surgery. However, it is best to consult the doctor regarding vigorous activities as well as exercises.

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