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Tummy Tuck

 

Abdominoplasty (ab-dom'-in-o-plas-tee), 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 results.

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 wear, alike.

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.

 

 

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