Abdominoplasty Procedure is another name for the famous tummy tuck. The tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that requires downtime and at the same time it gives amazing results for the abdomen area when it comes to excess fat, skin, stretch marks, tightening abdominal muscles, etc.
Are you a right candidate?
The right candidate for abdominoplasty is any individual, men or women, who are not satisfied with the look of their abdominal area. It is useful for people who lost a significant amount of weight, have post pregnancy issues with fat, excess skin, separated muscles. The right candidate has to have good health at the time of surgery. I advise to all women to postpone the tummy tuck until they are done with having children since pregnancy will reverse results. Moreover, if you are obese and still not obtain your targeted weight, they I advise you to reach your targeted weight until you perform the tummy tuck.
How does the abdominoplasty procedure look like?
The procedure is an invasive and surgical procedure that will require serious downtime and good health. You will be put under general anesthesia during the surgery. The surgery may take anywhere from 1 to 5 hours. It all depends on your condition and the outcome of surgery. Some patients may need to spend a night in the hospital. The surgeon will perform surgery to deliver your desired results.
After surgery patient will experience pain and swell for days. In general, patients can be sore for several weeks or few months. Hence, you will feel like after any regular surgery. You may experience numbness and bruise as well. It is important to stay in touch with your provider who will provide pain medications. There are risks of infections and blood clots. If you have another health conditions, the chance for side effects is increased. The tummy tuck leaves a scar and you will have to discuss size and placement of your scar with your provider. After you heal, you may minimize the appearance of your scar with other treatments.