Tummy Tuck

What is Tummy Tuck surgery?

What is Tummy Tuck surgery?

Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.

Am I a candidate for Tummy Tuck surgery?

Am I a candidate for Tummy Tuck surgery?

Abdominoplasty is a good option for you if:

  • You are physically healthy and at a stable weight
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You are a non-smoker
  • You are bothered by the feeling that your tummy is too large

How is Tummy Tuck surgery done?

How is Tummy Tuck surgery done?

Step 1 - Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

Step 2 - The incision

A full tummy tuck requires a horizontally-oriented incision in the area between the pubic hairline and navel. The shape and length of the incision will be determined by the degree of correction necessary.

Through this incision, weakened abdominal muscles are repaired and sutured and excess fat, tissue and skin is removed.

A second incision results at the navel as the belly button is restored. A Mini-abdominoplasty for the appropriate candidate is sometimes accompanied with liposuction if there is surplus fat with only lower abdominal skin laxity.

Step 3 - Closing the incisions

Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips close the skin incisions.

Step 4 - See the results

Your tummy tuck will result in a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight.

The final results may be initially obscured by swelling and your inability to stand fully upright until internal healing is complete.

Within a week or two, you should be standing tall and confident about your new slimmer profile.

Before and After - Actual Patient Results

Tummy Tuck Before and After Photos

Mini Abdominoplasty with Liposuction

Tummy Tuck Before and After Photos

Tummy Tuck Before and After Photos

Tummy Tuck Before and After Photos

Many Procedure Details Excerpted from the ASPS/ASAPS Patient Education Brochures © ASPS/ASAPS 2008

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