Abdominoplasty, also called a “tummy tuck,” is a procedure to trim and reshape the excess skin and fat from the abdomen to lessen the bulge and flatten the stomach. The procedure also restores weakened or separated muscles, resulting in a smoother and firmer abdominal profile. You’ll have a flatter stomach following an abdominoplasty, enabling you to wear clothes that fit better and look great.
Even though an abdominoplasty can tighten the muscles in your abdominal wall and get rid of extra skin and fat in your abdomen, it can’t take the place of losing weight or working out. After you’ve exhausted all other options, a tummy tuck should be your last option. It is not a weight loss substitute. If you think that a tummy tuck might be right for you, then talk to Dr. John Louis at Plastic Surgery Solutions about his experience with the procedure and whether there may be any concerns about your candidacy for the procedure.Schedule Appointment
The abdominoplasty procedure is suitable for both men and women who are healthy. Patients are advised not to try an extreme diet before surgery but to eat healthy, balanced meals. A healthy diet can also help patients heal faster after the procedure. Remember, even though the results of an abdominoplasty procedure are “technically” permanent, any fluctuations in weight can impact the outcomes. Women should consider delaying a tummy tuck until after having children.
Abdominoplasty surgery can last up to five hours and is performed under general anesthesia. The shape and length of the incision will be determined by how much excess skin needs to be removed. In most cases, tummy tuck surgery is an outpatient procedure, but patients may have to remain in the hospital overnight, depending on their circumstances. In the days following surgery, patients would do well to have ice packs on hand and comfortable clothing that is easy to put on and take off. After surgery, patients will need to have someone drive them home. If patients stay alone, having someone stay with them for at least the first night will be best. Dr. John Louis will discuss the recovery process with you and how long it will take before you can return to your regular routine. Usually, the recovery period is between six and eight weeks.Schedule Appointment
Even after following a strict exercise regime and a balanced diet, we can still struggle with a protruding stomach or loose and sagging abdomen. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can help achieve your body goal of a flat and toned midriff. This surgical procedure reshapes the abdominal area by removing excess skin and fat while tightening the abdominal muscles.
If you are worried about having an unsightly bulge in your stomach area, then getting a tummy tuck might be something that appeals to you. You will look more toned once the fat deposits or loose skin has been removed from around your midsection. Your posture will improve, your back pain and discomfort will go away, and you’ll feel better about your body and more at ease in your clothes as a result of the procedure. The ability to exercise and engage in activities like running or swimming should also improve for patients.Schedule Appointment
Abdominoplasty is considered major surgery, and patients should know all the facts before deciding to proceed with the procedure. During a consultation, Dr. John Louis, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Plastic Surgery Solutions, will answer your questions about the procedure.
It will take six to eight weeks before you can return to your normal activities after tummy tuck surgery. The Plastic Surgery Solutions team will guide you through the process to ensure you have the best possible recovery experience.
As with any surgical procedure, an abdominoplasty will leave a scar. You can discuss the scar placement and length of the scar with Dr. Louis in your consultations before the surgery.
Tummy tuck surgery can be combined with liposuction. Tummy tuck surgery can form part of an overall mommy makeover for women who want to get back the more youthful appearance they had before having kids.