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Tummy Tuck & Abdominoplasty

Tummy Tuck & Abdominoplasty

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About a Tummy Tuck- But Were Afraid to Ask!

How Do I Know If I Should Have A Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tucks are ideal for healthy patients that have a stable weight but a considerable amount of excessive skin or fat hanging loosely from the pelvic or abdominal region.

If pregnancy has left your skin stretched and hanging, or if you have recently lost a sizeable amount of weight, a tummy tuck might be the ideal procedure for you. It helps to smooth and flatten your abdomen by removing excess skin and fat, providing a more youthful hour-glass contour. Your cosmetic surgeon will be able to work with you to assess if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

What Are The Risks Of The Surgery?

A tummy tuck is a significant surgery… and, just like all surgeries, it comes with a few risks. Although rare, risks include the possibility of infection, blood or fluid collections, slow healing, and poor scarring, to name a few. Some of these issues may require you to go back into surgery, while others may simply be managed conservatively with medication.

During you initial consultation, your surgeon will discuss potential risks of the surgery and ensure that your safety is first and foremost.

Will The Tummy Tuck Be Painful?

While everyone’s experience is different, most patients will have some degree of pain following a tummy tuck. Pain is usually the most notable in the first week of surgery and your surgeon will ensure that your pain is well controlled with medication.

What Are The Risks Of The Surgery?

A tummy tuck is a significant surgery… and, just like all surgeries, it comes with a few risks. Although rare, risks include the possibility of infection, blood or fluid collections, slow healing, and poor scarring, to name a few. Some of these issues may require you to go back into surgery, while others may simply be managed conservatively with medication.

During you initial consultation, your surgeon will discuss potential risks of the surgery and ensure that your safety is first and foremost.

Will The Tummy Tuck Be Painful?

While everyone’s experience is different, most patients will have some degree of pain following a tummy tuck. Pain is usually the most notable in the first week of surgery and your surgeon will ensure that your pain is well controlled with medication.

How Long Will It Take Me To Recover?

This can be a hard question to answer, as every person’s body has a different rate of healing. While one person may take a few weeks to recover, a different person may take months.

It’s suggested to take 2 weeks off from work and driving, while strenuous activity should be avoided for at least 6 weeks. Surgical scars from the procedure generally fade to fine lines but it can take up to one year for them to fully mature.

Will The Results Last?

As long as your weight remains stable, the results of your tummy tuck should remain forever. Aging will still continue to have an effect on the tone of your skin and muscles, but maintaining a healthy and fit lifestyle will help to maintain the longevity of your results.