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Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

AbdominoplastyAbdominoplasty, also known as a “tummy tuck,” is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen . The procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen.

If you’re considering Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), this will give you a basic understanding of the procedure-when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. It can’t answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient and the surgeon. Please ask us about anything you don’t understand.

Good candidates for Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
The best candidates for Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) are men or women who are in relatively good shape but are bothered by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that won’t respond to diet or exercise. The surgery is particularly helpful to women who, through multiple pregnancies, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where they can return to normal. No matter how much weight is lost the excess skin may remain. Loss of skin elasticity in older patients, which frequently occurs with slight obesity, can also be improved.

Patients who intend to lose a lot of weight may benefit from postponing the surgery. Also, women who plan future pregnancies should wait, as vertical muscles in the abdomen that are tightened during surgery can separate again during pregnancy.

Planning your surgery
In your initial consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your health, determine the extent of fat deposits in your abdominal region, and carefully assess your skin tone. Be sure to tell your surgeon if you smoke, and if you’re taking any medications, vitamins, or other drugs.

Be frank in discussing your expectations with your surgeon. He or she should be equally frank with you, describing your alternatives and the risks and limitations of each.

If, for example, your fat deposits are limited to the area below the navel, you may require a less complex procedure called a partial Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), also known as a mini-tummy tuck. You may, on the other hand, benefit more from partial or complete Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) done in conjunction with liposuction to remove fat deposits from the hips, for a better body contour. Or maybe liposuction alone would create the best result.

In any case, our surgeon will work with you to recommend the procedure that is right for you and will come closest to producing the desired body contour.

During the consultation, we will explain the anesthesia we will use, the type of facility where the surgery will be performed, and the costs involved.

Your surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins, and medications.

The surgery 
Complete Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) usually takes two to five hours, depending on the extent of work required. Partial Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) may take an hour or two.

After your surgery 
For the first few days, your abdomen will probably be swollen and you’re likely to feel some pain and discomfort which can be controlled by medication. Depending on the extent of the surgery, you may be released within a few hours or you may have to remain hospitalized for two to three days.

The Doctor will give you instructions for showering and changing your dressings.

Getting back to normal
It may take you weeks or months to feel like your old self again. If you start out in top physical condition with strong abdominal muscles, recovery from Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) will be much faster. Some people return to work after two weeks, while others take three or four weeks to rest and recuperate.

Your new look
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), whether partial or complete, produces excellent results for patients with weakened abdominal muscles or excess skin. And in most cases, the results are long lasting, if you follow a balanced diet and exercise regularly.

Who is a Candidate?

  • Women or Men with loose or sagging abdominal wall skin.
  • Women or Men with abnormal relaxation of the anterior (front) abdominal wall muscles due to weight gain or loss, pregnancies, or prior surgery.
  • Those who are unable to tighten the abdominal wall skin with exercise.
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