An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, smoothes and flattens loose, exercise-resistant abdominal wall skin. Patients might develop this problem area because of genetics, weight gain, or a previous pregnancy. A tummy tuck can be complimented by other plastic surgery procedure such as liposuction or a thigh lift.
Length of procedure:
About 2-5 hours
Usually general anesthesia. The final method of choice can depend
on the patient’s preference for comfort and the safety recommendations
of the surgeon and anesthesiologist.
Potential risks include blood clots, infection or scarring.
Exact determination needs to be made based on post-operative progress
Back to work: usually at least 2-4 weeks
Strenuous activity: usually about 6 weeks
Final appearance: scars usually take 3 months to several years
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