A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercice and weight control. But regardless of effort, sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals. Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include heredity, multiple pregnancies, prior surgery, significant fluctuations in weight or congenital spine abnormalities that affect posture.
If you desire a tighter, flatter abdomen, then an abdominoplasty may be appropriate to help achieve your goals. In general, the abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin, and in some cases restores weakened or separated muscles. This creates an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer, often enhancing your body image and confidence.
This brochure presents an overview of abdominoplasty. The best way to learn how a tummy tuck can help fulfill your personal goals is a consultation with a plastic surgeon.
» What is an abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is a common term for the surgical procedure to correct a protruding or loose, sagging abdomen. Areas to be treated may include the center of the abdomen or may extend to the entire area between the lower rib cage and pubic bone, as well as to the sides and back
» Where do I begin?
A consultation with your plastic surgeon is the first step to learn how abdominal contour surgery or a tummy tuck can improve your body image and abdominal contour. A consultation is designed to fully educate you about tummy tuck in a non-pressured environment, and will include:
Your plastic surgeon will also answer your questions
Overall health and personal outlook can greatly impact the outcome of body contouring surgery, including tummy tuck. These will be carefully evaluated in your consultation with your plastic surgeon
By making the decision to consult with a plastic surgeon and following all the instructions given, you are taking an important step in helping to assure your safety.
Your plastic surgeon should have completed surgical training and examinations in plastic surgery which uniquely qualifies them to perform cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face and entire body
» My abdominoplasty
Your abdominoplasty will be individualized to your specific condition that may include:
One or all of these conditions may be present and can be surgically improved by an abdominoplasty
» Preparing for surgery
Your plastic surgeon will carefully explain your tummy tuck procedure. Prior to surgery, you will be given specific instructions that may include:
In addition, you will be asked to sign consent forms to assure your plastic surgeon that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo and any risks or potential complications
» Following surgery
Once your procedure is completed, dressing or bandages may be applied to your incisions, and you may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to minimize swelling and to support your abdomen as it heals
» Progress and healing
Initial healing will include swelling and discomfort at the incision sites. Discomfort is common and can be controlled with medication. You will be instructed to return to light walking as soon as possible to minimize the potential for blood clots and other complications
The results of an abdominoplasty are visible almost immediately, however it may take several months for your final results to fully develop. Numbness and a firm feeling over the skins surface will resolve over the following months
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