Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck is known as “Abdominoplasty” , a plastic surgery procedure to flatten the abdomen by removing excess skin (sometimes caused by liposuction) and fat, tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. Tummy tucks can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen.

Duration of the surgery:

2 to 5 hours. A partial tummy tuck may take 1 to 2 hours

Hospital/clinic admission:

Outpatient – Usually outpatient; dependent upon individual circumstances and extent of surgery.

Anesthesia used:

Local with Sedation or General

Side Effects:

Patients may experience temporary pain, bruising, swelling, soreness, or numbness in the abdominal skin for several weeks or several months.

Recovery period:

Back to work: 2 to 4 weeks. More strenuous activity: 4 to 6 weeks or more. Fading and flattening of scars: 3 months to 2 years.

To promote wound healing and accelerate the recovery process, we recommend that you undertake a prescribed regimen of all-natural supplements. The supplements will also help tissue regeneration and scar healing while diminishing any discomfort you may feel.

Risks and possible complications:

Possible risks may include infection and blood clots, poor healing with conspicuous scarring or skin loss, and the need for a second operation.

 Surgery results:

Usually long lasting if the patient follows a balanced diet and regularly exercises.