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Tummy Tuck Procedure

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"Tummy tuck" is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen more firm.
The American Heritage Stedman`s Medical Dictionary defines abdominoplasty as "Plastic surgery of the abdomen in which excess fatty tissue and skin are removed, usually for cosmetic purposes."
The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall. This type of surgery is usually sought by women with loose tissues after pregnancy or individuals with sagging after major weight loss.

Procedures
Tummy tuck operations vary in scope and are frequently subdivided into categories. Depending on the extent of the surgery, a complete Tummy tuck can take 1 to 5 hours. A partial abdominoplasty (Mini-Tuck Tummy tuck) can be completed between 1 to 2 hours.

Complete Tummy tuck
A complete (or full) Tummy tuck involves:
• An incision is made from hip to hip just above the pubic area.
• Another incision is made to free the navel from the surrounding skin.
• The skin is detached from the abdominal wall to reveal the muscles and fascia to be tightened. The muscle fascia wall is tightened with sutures.
• The remaining skin and fat are tightened by removing the excess and closing the defect.
• The old belly button stalk is brought out through a new hole and sutured into place.
• Liposuction is often used to refine the transition zones of the abdominal sculpture.
• A dressing and sometime a compression garment are applied and any excess fluid from the site is drained.

Partial Tummy tuck
A partial (or mini) Tummy tuck involves:
• A smaller incision is made.
• The skin and fat of the lower abdomen are detached in a more limited fashion from the muscle fascia. The skin is stretched down and excess skin removed.
• Sometimes the belly button stalk is divided from the muscle below and the belly button slid down lower on the abdominal wall.
• Sometimes a portion of the abdominal muscle fascia wall is tightened.
• Liposuction is often used to contour the transition zone.
• The flap is stitched back into place.

Extended Tummy tuck
An extended Tummy tuck is a complete Tummy tuck with extensions into the thighs (front) and/or flanks (sides).

Combination Procedures
A Tummy tuck is a component of a lower body lift and can be combined with liposuction contouring, breast reduction, breast lift, or occasionally hysterectomy, depending on the reason for the hysterectomy.

Recovery
Depends on the problem to be treated, surgical technique(s), and other factors.
Can take one to four weeks and patients are advised to take at least a portion of this recovery time off from work.
Heavy activity especially is best avoided during this time.
Initially there may be bruising and discomfort.
A supportive abdominal binder or compression garment can minimize swelling / bruising, and support the repaired tissues.
Patients are advised to avoid all forms of nicotine for a month or longer prior to surgery and also during the recovery period

Costs
The cost of a "tummy tuck" varies from country to country and even within locales of countries. As with most cosmetic surgery operations, the cost depends on a variety of factors like the age of the patient, their weight and the state of their health. Depending on the individuals, there may also be other costs involved after the operation. This does not include the follow-up visits as required by some doctors.
On average in the United States, this procedure can cost from USD$4,000 to as much as $20,000.
The pre-operative and post-operative care, facility fees, anesthesia, and medications must be taken into consideration when reviewing surgery costs. No surgeries are a guaranteed success and therefore a second procedure or a touch-up may be required to achieve the desired appearance. These costs are typically not included in the original cost.

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Illinois See
Chicago is a must-see. The third largest city in the country as many major attractions:

-Sears Tower-One of the tallest buildings in the world, it has a fantastic observation deck on the 103rd floor

-John Hancock Tower-Has a rival and slightly cheaper 100th floor observation deck

-Field Museum-Premier midwest Natural History Museum, has one of the best preserved T-Rex skeletons on display

-Alder Planetarium-First North American Planetarium with two theaters

-Shedd Aquarium-Great, but pricy, lakefront aquarium

-Art Institute of Chicago-One of the finest art museums in the country

-The Loop-Chicago's downtown with bustling elevated train tracks and great architecture

-Navy Pier-Pier with many attractions including the Chicago Children's Museum, mini golf, ferris wheel, botanic gardens, and boat cruises

-Museum of Science and Industry-Best science museum in midwest with hundreds of exhibits including a German submarine, high speed 1930s train, Boeing 727 jet, and large train set up, and tons more

-Parks-Grant and Lincoln are the best. Lincoln has one of the country's few free zoos


Springfield-The state capital has the capitol building, and probably the best attractions are Abraham Lincoln's tomb, home, and new presidential library
IL tummy tuck - Tip of the day:

Will Tummy Tuck Address Obesity?
No. A Tummy Tuck done in IL(Illinois) should not be considered as a treatment for obesity, or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It only removes the flab and makes the abdomen tighter but it can not control the amount of food ingested nor the calories deposited. Therefore, surgeons in IL(Illinois) advise patients to eat in moderation.

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