What Is Internal Corset Surgery? – Waist Cinching Surgery Details
After pregnancy or significant weight loss, or only due to the effects of aging, you may have an excessive amount of loose skin in the abdominal area. Internal corset surgery can remove extra skin, tighten the muscles and give you a smoother midsection. However, there are several things you should know about internal corset surgery.
What Is an Internal Corset?
Internal corset surgery is a procedure to help narrow and shape your waist. Sometimes during pregnancy or after extreme weight loss, the abdominal muscles will separate, known as Diastasis Recti. During corset plastic surgery, the abdominal wall is tightened, producing results similar to what occurs while wearing a corset. The surgeon also removes excessive amounts of fat and skin while stitching together and tightening muscles. Having an internal corset procedure can leave you with more of an hourglass shape and a flatter stomach.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Corset Tummy Tuck?
A corset tummy tuck may be right for you if you meet the following criteria:
- Loose skin: If you have extra skin and a saggy abdominal area, waist-cinching surgery can help you achieve a firmer midsection.
- Scarring and stretch marks: If there is an excessive amount of scarring and stretch marks, along with the extra skin, this procedure may help eliminate or minimize their appearance.
- General good health: You would likely be a candidate for the surgery if you are generally in good physical health.
- Finished with childbearing: Future pregnancies, as well as excessive weight gain or loss, can cause repaired muscles to separate again.
How Do You Prepare for Corset Surgery?
When preparing for a corset tummy tuck, it’s important to follow all of your surgeon’s instructions carefully, including what medication or over-the-counter products you can take in the days leading up to your surgery. The Consumer Guide to Bariatric Surgery states that your surgeon will likely want you to stop taking any anti-inflammatory and non-steroidal medications due to increased risk of bleeding. Your surgeon will probably have you fast for several hours before the procedure.
How Does Internal Corset Surgery Work?
An internal corset procedure requires general anesthesia and takes typically four to seven hours to complete. The surgery may take longer if you have a larger body frame or an excessive amount of skin rolls. There is sometimes more than one incision, placed in various areas along the abdomen. According to the Smart Beauty Guide, corset surgery will require more incisions than a standard tummy tuck. For most patients, however, the results are well worth it.
How Long Is Recovery After Corset Plastic Surgery?
You will likely experience some swelling after the procedure and may need some assistance to move around during tummy tuck recovery. You’ll need to have someone drive you home and help you with any errands or activities immediately after the procedure. You may also need to wear a compression garment for a few weeks after the surgery. You will need to take at least two weeks off of work and refrain from exercise or any other type of strenuous activities for approximately six weeks.
How Much Does Internal Corset Plastic Surgery Cost?
Internal corset plastic surgery can cost an average of $12,000 to $14,000 depending on the specifics of the procedure you’re having done. Insurance usually does not cover this surgery. In some cases, you may be able to arrange financing options with your surgeon.
A corset procedure is a specific type of tummy tuck that can reshape your abdomen to give you a firmer, more youthful look. After a corset tummy tuck, you’ll feel more comfortable taking part in your daily activities and have a higher level of confidence.
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