TUMMY TUCK / ABDOMINOPLASTY

Tummy tuck abdominoplasty is a process of cosmetic surgery which helps firm the abdominal area. Excess fat and skin are removed from the lower and middle abdomen in this cosmetic procedure. This kind of surgery is usually resorted to by patients who have loose tissue or sagging skin.

TUMMY TUCK PROCEDURE

Tummy tuck abdominoplasty can take anywhere between one to five hours. You might be required to stay overnight in the hospital if required. The patient is usually administered general anesthesia which puts them to sleep while the operation is in progress. You might experience certain kinds of complications such as swelling and pain in the initial days after surgery. The surgeon prescribes pain medications and instructs on how you can best control your condition. You might feel sore for several days or weeks. Patients often experience tiredness, bruising and numbness which all get settled with time, Whenever you undergo any kind of surgery, there are several risks to deal with. The same can be said of tummy tuck abdominoplasty. Although they may be rare, the possible complications can include bleeding beneath the flap of the skin, blood clotting and infection. Further complications can be triggered by bad blood circulation, diabetes or illness in the lungs, heart or liver. If you go through insufficient healing, it might lead to further scarring or loss of skin and can necessitate another surgery. There might be scars as a result of a tummy tuck. While these might fade slightly, they will hardly disappear totally. The surgeon at our Elegance Plastic Surgery Clinic will suggest different ointments and creams to be used once your scars have healed totally.

SURGERY AFTERCARE

After the surgery, the area that has been operated upon will be stitched and bandaged. This is why you should follow the instructions of your surgeon on how you should take care of the bandaged area after surgery. Generally, the bandage that is used in tummy tuck abdominoplasty is a firm band of elastic which enables healing. The surgeon will also offer instruction on how you should best place yourself while reclining or sitting to alleviate the pain. Our doctors will also recommend serious restriction of stressful activity for a minimum of 6 weeks. You might have to take a week’s leave from work to ensure appropriate recovery, Getting back to lead a normal life is easy with tummy tuck abdominoplasty. All you need to do is follow the instructions. People generally love the way they look, but this is something that comes with time. You might not feel normal until around a few weeks after surgery. With a dedicated diet and exercise regimen, you can sustain the good results.

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