Sudden weight loss frequently causes permanent stretching of abdominal skin and weakness of stomach muscles.
Ugly stretch marks can appear and the skin around your abdomen becomes saggy.
The only possible treatment for this condition is abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck.
This operation repairs the muscles, tightens the loose skin and reshapes the abdomen. The appearance of stretch marks, especially those located bellow the belly button are erased or improved and your whole abdomen becomes far flatter and tighter.
The tummy tuck can take a surgeon around three hours to complete and is performed under general or peridural anesthesia with a one or two night stay in hospital.
An incision is made from hipbone to hipbone just above the pubic area. A second incision is made to free the navel from the surrounding tissue.
The wearing of elasticated pantaloons and a elasticated waist clincher is obligatory for up to two months. Stitches are removed after two weeks. You can return to work usually after three weeks.