Sometimes what appears to be a weight problem is actually a case for abdominoplasty. Removing unnecessary tissue and reducing excess skin results in a flatter, younger-looking abdomen. However, tummy tuck surgery (as abdominoplasty is also known) is not a viable weight loss method. If you’re looking to achieve significant weight loss, diet and exercise are the first options you should consider. If diet and exercise have done all they can do, and heavy skin is all that remains, body sculpting, liposuction, and abdominoplasty become options. Any of the best plastic surgeons would know the difference between a patient in need of weight loss, and a candidate for Abdominoplasty. View plenty of tummy tuck before and after photos before you make your informed decision.
How Abdominoplasty Works
Abdominoplasty is a procedure in which a horizontal incision is made just above the pubic area, and often extends all the way to the back. Once made, the doctor will use the incision to access and remove all the extra tissue under the surface, and then tighten the stomach muscles. Some of the skin will then be excised (cut away), and then the incision will be stitched closed. Drainage tubes will then be applied.
100% return to normal will take up to six months, but returning to life as usual will usually be possible after only a few weeks. At We Know Beauty, our advanced techniques frequently allow patients to be up around and performing most normal daily tasks in only one week. There may be bruising in addition to the discomfort you might expect. You’ll need to wear a compression garment, and avoid nicotine during recovery as well.
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