One of the most common problems among figure-conscious individuals is keeping their tummy area in shape. Some would go through special diet and exercise and yet, they don’t get the result that they want.

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is one of the fastest rising plastic surgery procedures in the Philippines.

Here in the Philippines, it is a common scene in almost all corners of the streets and in every public establishment the bulging tummies of either a man or a woman. Some of them, if you are to ask them, are already used to what they have in their stomach and they are contented with their condition so there is no point of having a difficult diet and exercise routines. However, some will still tell you that they are disturb with what they have. They, most of the time, feel the insecurity and the discomfort brought by their enormous belly, that’s why they are thinking of a lot of solutions just to get rid of all the fat deposits in their stomach.

A few will think of undergoing to a cosmetic surgery procedure. The reason? The danger it might bring to them and the amount that they might spend just for a single operation. But many surgeons, specifically Philippine plastic surgeons, will suggest that it depends to the credibility and the ability of the medical clinic and if people really want to have good result they should have faith and believe with the procedure. When it comes to its financial aspect, well you really have to invest on it because at the end of the day, you will realize it’s worth; the result will boost your moral and will bring you a more healthy lifestyle.

But do you know how the operation for this specific problem took place? Or do you even know what it is? Well, let me tell something about the procedure that many Filipinos are looking forward to: the Abdominoplasty procedure.

Abdominoplasty or commonly known as tummy tuck is an invasive plastic surgery that removes excess skin and fats from the midsection and surgically tightens the abdominal muscles.  It involves the surgery of the abdomen in which excess fatty tissue and skin are removed, resulting to a firm and smooth abdomen.

The abdomen will be cut from hipbone to hipbone in this procedure, the option for those patients who require the most correction, for the complete abdominoplasty. The incision will be made low, at about the same level as one’s pubic hair area. Contrary to popular belief, the belly button is not repositioned during tummy tucks. The navel stays where it is and the skin is just redraped around it. After redraping, the surgeon can even adjust the size of the belly button with a bit of nipping and tucking.

This is an in-patient hospital procedure which takes from 2 to 6 hours under general anesthesia. It is a major surgical procedure so the patient can expect a considerable recovery time as compared to other cosmetic surgery procedures. Most patients will require between one to three weeks before returning to work and assuming a normal schedule. Daily activities are also restricted for about 6 weeks to give time for the healing process to occur.

Abdominoplasty is becoming a popular plastic surgery in the Philippines. This became the best solution for many Filipinos and proved that having a small tummy will definitely change one’s lifestyle.