A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen, tighten muscles of the abdominal wall, and improve the belly button appearance.
The tummy tuck is also known as abdominoplasty or abbreviated as Tummy Tuck.
How is the Tummy Tuck surgery done?
Tummy tuck surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes about an hour and a half. The surgeon makes several small incisions around the belly button, which provide access to all areas of the abdomen. The skin is then lifted off the abdominal muscles to remove excess fat, skin and tissue.
The tummy tuck incision is closed with sutures that dissolve over time. A support garment like Spanx will help you look good immediately after surgery and prevent swelling from developing in your lower abdomen where you're most likely to see stretch marks as well as flatten out any scarring from c-section deliveries or previous tummy tucks done by other surgeons on you or someone else!
What should patients consider before having a Tummy Tuck?
You may have some pain for the first few days after surgery. You will be given medicine to keep you comfortable. A compression garment may also be used to help prevent swelling and aid healing. Most patients can return to work within two weeks, depending on their job duties and whether there is much physical activity involved in their daily routine. Physical activity should be limited until the incisions are completely healed.
Is a Tummy Tuck for me?
You've had children and your stomach muscles have stretched over time.
You have loose skin that hangs over the pubic area.
You have stretch marks on your abdomen, even if they're small or faint.
Your tummy is covered with large amounts of fat around the waistline (sometimes called a “pannus”).
A scar from previous surgery is bothering you, such as one from a Cesarean section or hysterectomy surgery or any other procedure that left an incision on your belly button area.