Return To The Procedures
or "tummy tuck,"
Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a procedure often pursued by people who have excess, sagging skin in the abdominal
area. Many women pursue it after pregnancy to help get rid of a
protruding lower abdomen. The procedure leaves patients with a
flatter abdomen and smoother, firmer skin. Many patients have liposuction
performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck to ensure the best possible
At the start of surgery,
the doctor strategically places a small incision at
the bottom of the lower abdomen, just above the pelvic region.
The surgeon tightens the muscles within and stretches the skin
back down, removing any excess in the process. The naval is repositioned
and the incision sutured back up. While the scars will never completely
disappear, they are easily hidden by everyday clothing and beach
Your post surgery conditions will require
that you rest for at least 3-4 to reach full recovery. For a portion
of this time, it will also be necessary for you to wear medical
tummy support gear. You will feel slightly sore for a period of
time, but pain medication will help alleviate that.