Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck and mini-tummy tuck)
Many men and women struggle with extra flab on their stomach. This "pooch" can easily make an individual look much larger than they truly are, and it can make finding nicely fitting clothes difficult.
A flat, well-toned abdomen is something that most of us strive for through weight control and exercise. However, sometimes these methods alone are not enough to achieve our goals. A tummy tuck, also called an abdominoplasty, can help you overcome this problem.
What is an abdominoplasty?
Commonly known as ‘tummy tuck”, this procedure removes excess skin and fat from the lower and middle abdomen. The abdominal muscles can be surgically tightened or repaired at the same time. Abdominoplasty is often combined with liposuction of other areas.
Abdominoplasty is a suitable procedure for patients with excess abdominal fat and loose skin. It is also appropriate for women who have loose abdominal muscles as a result of multiple pregnancies.
While a tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks, a properly planned tummy tuck can help to remove and improve the appearance of stretch marks if they are located on areas of excess skin, as that excess skin will be removed during the procedure.
Abdominoplasty is performed under general anaesthesia, takes approximately 3 hours, and requires a hospital stay of about 3-5 days.
Recovery time ranges from 2-3 weeks.
Before You Proceed
A tummy tuck is permanent, but weight fluctuations in the future can diminish its effect. This is why people who are planning to experience substantial weight loss in the future, or women considering a future pregnancy, should postpone a tummy tuck operation until after these events have occurred.
Are you interested in hearing more about tummy tuck surgery and how it can help you improve your physique? Give our office a call today and schedule a consultation.