Tummy Tuck on Skinny Person

Tummy Tuck on Skinny Person

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Contrary to what some believe, abdominoplasty is not only for those who are overweight or overweight. Many of those with a slim build enjoy significant benefits and excellent results with this procedure.

Even those who are quite thin can enjoy more sculpted and attractive figures by undergoing a tummy tuck, as long as they have weak muscles or loose abdominal skin that needs addressing. If you are looking for a Tummy Tuck in Miami you can contact us at this link.

Tummy Tuck Procedure

The abdominoplasty, popularly known as a “tummy tuck,” has three main components:

  • Removal of excess and loose skin in the abdominal area to achieve a flat, toned stomach.
  • Muscle tightening or repair.
  • Liposuction. Thin tubes are inserted to vacuum out any excess fat for sculpting.

The focus of the tummy tuck is mainly the removal of loose fat and skin. Those who are significantly overweight normally have very large amounts of excess fat and skin. They can certainly be helped tremendously by undergoing a tummy tuck procedure. But those who are skinny will also enjoy significant benefits. 

Skinny people can also undergo a mini tummy tuck procedure if they prefer.

Loose or Excess Skin

woman Loose or Excess Skin

Those with an average or thin build may actually have loose abdominal skin without having any excess fat. Even so, they may still benefit from the surgery. A person can be quite thin but have an unsightly abdominal profile that they would like to have corrected using a tummy tuck. Although their situation is not as serious as those with a heavier build, they will still enjoy satisfying results from undergoing this cosmetic procedure.

Muscle Repair in Tummy Tuck

A person can be skinny and still have weak abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck will often be able to address muscle repair that is caused by conditions like extreme weight gain and pregnancy. These conditions stretch out the abdominal muscles, which subsequently need repair and a cosmetic procedure.

Recovery from Abdominoplasty

If you have a small or thin build, you will likely have a more smooth recovery with a lower risk of developing postoperative complications when compared to larger patients. In fact, being significantly overweight brings additional risks for any type of surgery. Excess weight can lead to complications like blood clots, bleeding problems, and wound issues. Smaller and thinner people tend to have lower risks after a tummy tuck procedure.

Another factor that makes things easier on thinner patients undergoing a tummy tuck is the fact that they are able to move around more easily following their surgery. This lowers their risk of developing problems like blood clots or pulmonary difficulties. Those with smaller frames also normally have less bleeding and problems with their incisions after a tummy tuck.

Results from Tummy Tuck

Results of Tummy Tuck on Skinny Person

People with every type of build can enjoy immediate benefits from undergoing a tummy tuck procedure. Those who are heavier, of course, will see a more dramatic difference in their bodily contours than someone who is skinnier. However, thinner patients also have a high satisfaction rate after undergoing a tummy tuck procedure. The skin removal and muscle tightening that they experience are better able to reveal their slim and attractive figure and sculpted muscles.

Recovery Tips

No matter if you are thin, or have a heavy build, you need to carefully follow the instructions of your plastic surgeon so that you heal rapidly and achieve the very best results possible.

One of the best things that you can do to recover from your tummy tuck procedure is to get plenty of rest. While you are sleeping, your body does not have to focus so much on things like moving around and digesting food. It has the opportunity to devote much of its energy to repairing your body after your surgery. So take all of your pain medication as recommended so that you are as comfortable as possible, and avoid placing pressure on body parts that are tender and healing.

Drain Care

You will probably have drains inserted during your tummy tuck to prevent the buildup of fluid in the area of surgery. Your plastic surgeon will provide you with proper drain care instructions. Follow these faithfully to avoid complications.

Incision Care

Caring for your incision is extremely important so that you prevent infection from setting in. Be on the lookout for any infection symptoms like:

  • Fever and chills
  • Excess drainage
  • Foul odor at incision site
  • Incision area hot or painful to the touch

If you should notice one or more of the above symptoms, contact your plastic surgeon right away to receive further instructions.

The Bottom Line

As you can see, the tummy tuck is not just for those who are extremely overweight or have large frames. Those who are thin, or have smaller frames, can also benefit from this procedure to help them look like the very best version of themselves.

Dr. John E. Nees, MD

Dr. John E. Nees, MD

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Dr. John E. Nees, MD specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery in Miami, FL


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