Abdominoplastic surgery or “tummy tuck”, also known as” abdominoplasty”, is a common cosmetic surgery method used to improve the appearance of the midsection. The surgery entails the removal of fat and excess skin from both the upper and lower abdominal walls, specifically to tighten the abdominal wall and prevent the formation of excessive skin and fat accumulation in certain areas. Tummy tucks can be performed under general anesthesia, however less invasive procedures such as mini tummy tucks can also be performed with local anesthesia.Learn more about us at Tummy Tuck
Before performing a tummy tuck, it is important to ensure that you are in good physical condition. It is also important to have a realistic assessment of what your results can be. As well as an accurate assessment of your overall health, you should also consider factors such as your age, gender, ethnicity and body shape before deciding if a tummy tuck is right for you. You should discuss any health-related issues such as smoking and alcohol consumption with your surgeon during the consultation, as they may affect the results of the procedure. Also, you should have realistic expectations about the outcome of your procedure, which should include a flat stomach and an improved posture.
Although most people who undergo abdominoplasty surgery do not have to follow a strict diet and exercise plan, it is still important to eat healthily in order to retain your weight after the operation and to promote a faster healing process. As you heal from your operation, you are also likely to experience some bruising and swelling around the lower abdominal area. It is recommended that you take pain medication and increase your fluid intake to promote faster healing. Your surgeon will likely recommend that you wear compression stockings to aid in the healing process, as well as a compression garment to help with any bruising that may remain.