How can an abdominoplasty enhance your life?
You’ve put in the hard work to achieve your best body – let us help you reveal the ultimate reward. Whether as a mother, after a substantial amount of weight lost, or a combination of both – excess skin can leave you feeling self-conscious and hide the results you’ve worked so hard to reach. There’s beauty at every size – and with an abdominoplasty, you can remove excess skin and repair muscles to unveil your best body ever.
Abdominoplasty or a tummy tuck re-contours the abdomen area after the skin elasticity has become brittle or the muscles have been affected by extreme changes like pregnancy or weight loss. This life-changing procedure can:
Both the skin and muscles of the abdominal wall undergo a lot stretching after pregnancy. These tissues may not be restored to their original condition. When this happens, tissues can have trouble responding to exercise and diet. A tummy tuck can help in such cases because it repairs the muscles.
Excessive weight loss can cause loose skin similar to pregnancy. Some cases may need muscle repair. Patients who have loose skin around their abdomens can benefit greatly from a tummy-tuck.
IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU
Are you a good candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck has many health benefits, not only for its aesthetic appeal. This procedure can help with bloating, bladder incontinence and posture. It can also correct hernias, improve exercise efficiency, and reduce the risk of developing bowel problems. Individuals who are close to their target weight but have stubborn, unresponsive skin are the best candidates for a stomach tuck. A tummy tuck is not intended to be a weight loss surgery. It is more of a contouring procedure.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Tummy Tuck Procedure & Recovery
Tummy tuck is usually performed under general anesthesia and typically takes between one and five hours to complete. The skin is removed from the underlying tissues, the abdominal tissue is stitched and any excess skin is removed. During your consultation, we will discuss with you the exact location of the incisions.
Muscle repair can be done with permanent internal stitches. Tummy tuck patients often get liposuction to reduce fat and shape their flanks. During your initial consultation, we will discuss whether you will need liposuction or muscle repair.
Although most tummy tucks can be done outpatient, patients should know that they will require assistance for at least one week. Assistance is required for simple movements like sitting, standing, rolling over and getting into bed. For the first four to six weeks, you should not lift more than ten pounds, even children. To ensure that your recovery is as smooth as possible, we will give you very detailed post-op instructions. Your stomach will look firmer and more contoured after six weeks, which is usually around the same time as your abdominal muscles.