What Is A Tummy Tuck?
- Abdominoplasty, also known as the “tummy tuck”, is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen thinner and more firm. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall
Reasons for a Tummy Tuck?
- Pregnancy is the most common reason women get a tummy tuck, but loose skin after weight loss is another big motivator for both women and men. When the abdominal muscles and skin become permanently stretched, surgical correction is typically the only solution.
What are the benefits of a Tummy Tuck?
- Tummy tuck surgery can provide you with a slimmer, more shapely, and toned midsection. Tummy tuck surgery can also:
- Improve the appearance of your silhouette
- Tone and tighten the stomach
- Remove excess skin in the midsection
- Strengthen core abdominal muscles
- Improve posture
- Relieve certain types of back pain
- Reduce stress urinary incontinence
- Correct ventral hernia
- Improve self-confidence
What is the recovery like after a Tummy Tuck?
- Patients usually go home the day of surgery. You will need to have a trusted adult drive you home and assist you for the first few days. Although you won’t be able to stand up straight at first, you will need to stand and carefully walk around for short periods of time throughout the day. It’s important to begin walking within a day or 2 of surgery to help your body heal, limit constipation, and reduce the possibility of developing blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis). After about 2 weeks, most patients are ready to return to non-strenuous work. If your job requires a lot of standing, you will need to wait about 3 to 4 weeks to return to work. If your job is strenuous, you will need to take about 6 weeks off.