Known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck tightens abdominal wall muscles and overlying abdominal skin.
Known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck tightens abdominal wall muscles and overlying abdominal skin. Like liposuction, tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure, and won't make an obese person skinny. It can be a good option for those who want to tighten their abdominal skin and improve body contour. Women and men in good shape, but who have loose skin and resistant fat around their midsection can see dramatic results unattainable through exercise and diet. As with all cosmetic procedures, satisfaction depends upon realistic expectations.
Tummy tuck is typically outpatient surgery, and takes around three hours. An incision is made along the underwear line so it remains hidden. Two drains are placed and will remain for one to two weeks. Pain can be moderate to extreme. However most only require pain medication for a week or so, and can resume normal activity within a few days. You should refrain from heavy lifting for six weeks.