Abdominoplasty is commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, one of the most common cosmetic procedures. It involves removing excess skin and fatty tissue from the mid and lower abdomen areas as well as tightening the abdominal wall muscles. The purpose of the tummy tuck is to contour and flatten the abdomen.
Candidates for a Tummy Tuck
Your doctor will evaluate if you would be a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery. Common candidates for this surgery are:
- Close to their target weight
- Are healthy physically and psychologically
- Not planning on gaining weight or becoming pregnant in the future
- Have a commitment to maintain their healthy weight with diet and exercise
- Don’t have medical conditions that can increase surgical risks
How is this the tummy tuck preformed?
The tummy tuck is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. An incision is made horizontally in the lower abdomen where the surgeon can correct weakened abdominal muscles, sagging skin, and remove excess fatty tissue. Consult with your surgeon for an individualized tummy tuck treatment plan.
Recovery after tummy tuck surgery
How quickly can I see results after surgery?
What are the side effects / risks?
As with any surgery, there are certain risks and side effects to consider. Here are some of the common side effects when having a tummy tuck:
- Poor wound healing
- Tissue Damage