Tummy Tuck

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Tummy Tuck

Starting Price: $4,000!

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Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a popular procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the abdominal area, and for many patients, tightens and restores the stomach muscles to their former shape and positioning.

Benefits of a tummy tuck include a smoother, firmer midsection with improved overall contour. There are variations on the tummy tuck, and the procedure is customized to suit each patient’s specific needs.

The basic tummy tuck involves working with the abdominal section from the bottom of the rib cage up to the hip.

Procedure

The classic tummy tuck is usually performed under general anesthesia, but the surgery can also be performed as an outpatient procedure, allowing patients to return home the same day. An incision is made from hip to hip in a full tummy tuck, strategically placed to hide beneath underwear or a bikini bottom.

Once the incision is made, excess, stretched out skin is removed, and the remaining skin is tightened. Liposuction is also commonly performed in the flanks during a tummy tuck to remove excess fat. Lastly, the abdominal muscles will be rejoined and tightened before the incisions are closed and sutures are placed

Consultation

A consultation with a top Mia Aesthetics surgeon is the first step in undergoing a tummy tuck. During your consultation, you can discuss your body goals with your surgeon and go over any fears or concerns you have about the procedure

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Recovery

Following a breast lift, surgical sutures stay in place for an average of seven to 10 days and dressings will be put in place. A compression bra will also need to be worn for several weeks to help the incisions heal. Initial recovery lasts about one to two weeks, after which normal activities and non-strenuous work can slowly be resumed.

Prescription pain medication can relieve discomfort and swelling during the recovery period. Lifting, strenuous exercise, and other high-impact activities must be suspended for at least several additional weeks, per surgeon’s instructions. Soreness and swelling will slowly subside over the weeks and months following surgery until the incisions fully heal.

It is important that patients follow all surgeon instructions during healing to help ensure the best results and prevent complications

Frequently Asked Questions

Though a tummy tuck is generally a safe procedure, there are always risks to major surgery. Choosing the right surgeon and following all pre-and post-operative instructions will greatly reduce the risk of complications.

Some potential risks may include:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Tissue necrosis
  • Anesthesia complications
  • Poor healing
  • Numbness
  • Asymmetry
  • Seroma
The scar from a traditional tummy tuck is quite large, typically running hip to hip. The incision is strategically placed to be hidden under a standard bikini bottom.

Prospective patients must believe that the long tummy tuck scar is a tradeoff for the great results it can achieve. A skilled surgeon can minimize scarring to some extent, and patients can expect it to fade a bit over time. How your body has healed from scars in the past is an excellent indicator of how you will heal post-tummy tuck.

Unfortunately, yes. The stomach muscles and skin will stretch out again if a pregnancy occurs. Women are counseled to wait until after they’re done having children to undergo a tummy tuck.
As long as patients maintain a stable weight and do not become pregnant, the results of a tummy tuck hold up well over time. Aging may affect the results somewhat, but abdominoplasty is considered a permanent solution to stretched out skin and muscles.
Tissue manipulation can change the positioning of the belly button, but your plastic surgeon will reposition and contour the belly button so that it looks natural and attractive.
Abdominoplasty is a fairly major procedure, and prospective patients should be physically and emotionally prepared for the surgery. Candidates for tummy tuck must be in general good health and free of any health conditions or prescriptions that could make the surgery unsafe.

These conditions and medications will be discussed by your surgeon during the consultation. Candidates should also expect realistic results and understand the limitations of the procedure. Lastly, patients should be at a stable weight or near any weight loss goals before surgery