Tummy Tuck Information
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a plastic surgery that is performed to address the problem of a loose or sagging abdomen and achieve a more firm and tight appearance. It involves the removal of excessive skin or fat and tightening of abdominal muscles. The need for an abdominoplasty may arise following weight loss or childbirth, which may cause the abdomen skin to become loose. In the hands of an experienced plastic surgeon, a tummy tuck is associated with minimal risks and is an effective procedure to achieve a firm and smooth abdomen.
The tummy tuck technique involves several preparatory measures and steps. A highly trained plastic surgeon will evaluate your medical history and determine whether you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck. The surgery involves making an incision, usually in the lower abdominal region, through which the surgeon will place several sutures on your abdominal muscles and fascia to tighten them. A liposuction may be employed to remove excessive fat deposits and to remodel the abdominal configuration before attaching the skin back in place. Depending on the extent of skin sagging, the plastic surgeon will remove a portion of the skin and then re-attach the flap on the abdominal wall. A tummy tuck is a safe and effective procedure with few associated side effects and complications. In rare cases, swelling, bruising or impaired blood clotting may occur. To minimize the chances of adverse events, the plastic surgeon may adjust the tummy tuck technique or ask you to stop taking certain prescription medications before the surgery.
If you suffer from heart disease or a blood coagulation disorder that requires you to take blood thinner medication, your plastic surgeon may recommend to stop your treatment regimen prior to the surgery. Also, anti-inflammatory steroid medication used in the treatment of certain rheumatic diseases or as a hormone replacement therapy can impair healing and prolong the recovery time. Make sure to discuss your medical history extensively with your doctor before considering a tummy tuck to minimize the risks and potential complications.
We are dedicated to performing high-quality, low-risk tummy tuck procedures, and our plastic surgeons are experienced and highly trained in this field. Don't hesitate to call or email us and schedule an appointment to receive more information on how a tummy tuck can help you look better than ever.