The tummy tuck procedure is particularly popular with new mums and with those women who have lost a significant amount of weight and have been left with excess, loose skin.
The surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic and is used to remove any excess skin and fatty tissue, reshape the area and create a slimmer, smoother and tighter abdominal area. A tummy tuck can be combined with liposuction for those women who are looking to achieve a slimmer waistline.
Having a firm, flat stomach can make a huge difference to the way you feel and when it’s not possible to achieve this through diet and exercise alone, Tummy Tuck surgery can be the right option.
There can be many reasons why you would wish to undergo abdominoplasty surgery – more commonly referred to as a “tummy tuck;” either weight loss, aging or multiple pregnancies can all contribute to the unwanted excess skin and damaged muscles.
A tummy tuck procedure can take up to 3 hours with two to three nights stay in hospital.
One incision is made across the lower abdomen and another is made around the tummy button. The muscles are pulled tighter and stitched into place. After excess fat and skin are removed, a new tummy button is created.
Those who undergo tummy tucks are required to rest for 2 weeks. Your mobility will be restricted for the first few days and the procedure is sometimes described as similar to a c-section.
You will need to wear a compression garment which will assist with healing and help reduce swelling and bruising. Dissolvable stitches are commonly used so this area will need to be kept clean and dry during your initial recovery. Returning to physical activities will usually be 6 to 8 weeks your surgeon will explain to you at your post op follow up review.
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I have struggled with a huge belly falling over like an apron for the past 8 years or so… Sonja Smart, 43 years, Canada. Tummy Tuck
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