Tummy Tuck

(Abdominoplasty)

Tummy Tuck

Excess fat in the lower abdomen is a common complaint for both men and women. Women have the additional concern of childbirth which significantly alters the abdominal muscles. When there is good skin tone, no stretch marks, and a limited amount of fat, liposuction alone is usually the best option. However, when stretch marks are present in addition to stretched abdominal muscles, a tummy tuck remains the best option. In this procedure, the incision is kept low below your underwear line and a wedge of fat and skin is removed.

The belly button is relocated and the abdominal muscles tightened to give an hourglass shape. This procedure is generally combined with liposuction to the flanks to further sculpt the body.

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Expectations

Average Length:
3 hours

Anesthesia:
General

In/Outpatient:
Outpatient

Side Effects:
Temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain

Risks:
Pain, bleeding, infection, fluid collections, wound healing problems, and blood clots

Recovery:
Back to work: 1 - 2 weeks
More strenuous activity: 4 - 6 weeks

Final Appearance:
3 months

Duration of Results:
Permanent

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