Endoscopic Muscle Repair

Endoscopic muscle repair is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows tightening the loosened abdominal muscles. This is an effective cosmetic procedure to get rid of the drooping belly after a drastic weight loss or pregnancy. Endoscopic muscle repair technique is most useful in a tummy tuck procedure. A tummy tuck procedure is a cosmetic surgery used to give a slimmer and more appealing look to the mid section by removing excessive sagging skin along with any underlying small fat deposits, tightening the abdominal muscles and stretching the skin tightly over the now slimmer tummy.

A tummy tuck surgery is also known as an abdominoplasty. The tummy tuck procedure can be done with several different approaches, however endoscopic muscle repair technique is used significantly due to its various advantages.

Who is an ideal candidate for an Endoscopic Muscle Repair surgery?

An endoscopic muscle repair procedure in a tummy tuck is advised for people, who:

  • Have mildly sagging midsection
  • Have had drastic weight loss
  • Have had been through childbirth
  • Have loosened abdominal muscles
  • Are in overall good health
  • Have realistic expectations regarding the results of the procedure

An ideal candidate for an endoscopic muscle repair should be an adult of good health and with a body weight in the healthy acceptable range, who has been unsuccessful in removing the slightly sagging mid section with non-surgical methods, such as dieting and exercise.

How is Endoscopic Muscle Repair useful?

The endoscopic muscle repair procedure is a minimally invasive cosmetic technique. It is used to tighten the loose abdominal muscles which tend to make the tummy sag.

The endoscopic muscle repair method is used in various types of abdominoplasty procedures, such as:

  • Conventional tummy tuck:  This is a traditional form of performing abdominoplasty. In this, the surgeon will normally make an incision from one side of the ship and along the lower abdomen to the other side of the hip. The surgeon will also make a circular incision around the belly button. This procedure is often performed along with abdominal liposuction for effective slimming of the abdomen.
  • Mini tummy tuck – This procedure is also known as partial abdominoplasty and is meant for patients who have around 10% of excessive body weight and wish to make the lower part of the tummy (below the navel) slimmer. This surgery requires only a single incision and the surgeon is not usually required to remove and reposition the navel.
  • Endoscopic tummy tuck – This is a minimally invasive form of abdominoplasty which is ideal for people with significantly less excess abdominal fat and loosened abdominal muscles. In this the surgeon will use an endoscope, which is a small thin surgical tube attached with a cold light source and a high definition video camera. The endoscope is inserted into the abdomen using very small incisions. This procedure is ideal for patients who are suffering from any medical disorder that causes the abdominal muscles to detach from the belly, such as rectus diastasis.

Endoscopic muscle repair is an efficient surgical technique to tighten the loose underlying muscles in the tummy and provides effectiveness to the various tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedures.

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