Tummy-tuck surgery or abdominoplasty, can flatten your abdomen by removing loose, excess fat and skin and tightening muscles in the abdominal wall. It can also remove some if not all of the stretch marks in your lower abdomen. It is popular following pregnancy, massive weight loss or whenever a flabby abdomen with weak muscles impairs body contour. Most patients report improved self-esteem as a result of this procedure.
When to Consider a Tummy Tuck
• If you’ve got flab, stretch marks or excess skin in your abdomen that does not improve with diet or exercise.
• If the shape of your abdomen has been affected by pregnancy or massive weight loss.
• If you feel that your protruding abdomen is unattractive.
• If your self-confidence is marred by your stomach contour.
How long does the procedure take?
Every situation is unique, but generally abdominoplasty is 2-3 hours or more, depending on individual circumstances and how extensive the procedure is.
Will it be performed under local or general anesthesia?
How long will I be out of work?
2 to 3 weeks. Full recovery from swelling and bruising may be 1 to 6 months or more. Patients may return to work in 2 weeks depending on job duties. If the job requires strenuous activity, it may be 4 to 6 weeks or more.
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Last updated: Apr 11, 2017 3:51 am