Are you having problems getting the fit abs you want? If so, then a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, may be right for you. Tummy tucks rejoin and tighten the sagging muscles in the abdominal wall, thereby giving your abs better definition.
Part of this process is eliminating unnecessary abdominal fat and removing excess skin; excess fat and skin can mask your well-defined abs. You can look fitter and in better shape with this procedure.
The Tummy-Tuck Procedure
This procedure starts with the administration of general anesthesia, which helps to ensure that you do not feel any pain during the surgery.
Next, a curving horizontal incision is made from hipbone to hipbone. An additional incision is made in the bellybutton in order to give the surgeon greater access to the region.
Sagging skin will be trimmed away to improve the abdominal area and to give it a better look. Excess fat will also be removed. The abdominal wall will be tightened with the help of internal sutures. Once the procedure is complete, the skin will be redraped and stitches will be used to close the incisions.
The exact time a tummy tuck takes to perform will depend on factors like your age, weight, and how much tissue needs adjustment. You will need to consult with your surgeon for complete details on how long your procedure will take.
The Recovery Process
It is best to bring a family member or friend with you to the facility on the day of the operation. They can give you a ride home after the procedure.
Once you have returned home, it is very important that you take your time to recover so that you can enjoy optimal results with minimal downtime. It is vital to have friends or family with you during this time so that you can get the emotional support you need.
The healing process will largely depend on the exact details of your procedure. Recovery times vary according to the surgery.
You will need to avoid heavy lifting for several weeks and stay away from strenuous activities like contact sports. You will also need to take some time off from work.
An abdominal binder should be worn to help minimize after-effects of the surgery like swelling and bruising. This will also help your skin better conform to the recent changes.
Once you have fully healed and all the swelling has gone down, you will be able to show off your well-defined abs and flat stomach.
Contact Our Office to Learn More
Consult with a skilled medical professional at Marietta Plastic Surgery to find out more about the tummy-tuck procedure and whether it is right for you. To set up your consultation, contact our office today.
During your consultation, you will talk to your plastic surgeon about your medical history, including any medications you are currently taking and any allergies you have. You will also go into detail regarding your aesthetic goals and can ask any questions you may have.