An Abdominoplasty, often called a tummy tuck, is designed to re-sculpt and contour the abdomen. It is a major surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen and the tightening of the muscles of the abdominal wall. For additional tummy tuck abdominoplasty before and examples, visit our body refinement page.
Patients are required to wear a support garment for several weeks following the tummy tuck. It is normal to experience swelling and a tight feeling for several weeks, as well as numbness for several months. Most patients are back to work within two weeks and can resume normal exercise at four weeks. Patients are to avoid any direct abdominal exercises for about 12 months after surgery.
A tummy tuck enhances the body's contours by making your abdomen firmer and flatter. When loose skin and abdominal wall weaknesses are limited to the area below the navel, a mini-abdominoplasty may be performed instead. This involves a smaller incision and a shorter Recovery time. Abdominoplasty, whether full or miniature, yields excellent Results for patients with weakened abdominal muscles and excess skin and fat.