Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck

Are you frustrated by excess skin and stubborn fat around your abdomen that won’t respond to diet and exercise? Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, offers a solution to achieve a firmer, flatter abdomen and restore your confidence. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore everything you need to know about Abdominoplasty, including its benefits, candidacy, procedure details, and more.

What is Abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at removing excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightening the underlying muscles to create a smoother, firmer abdominal contour. Whether due to pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or aging, Abdominoplasty can address concerns such as sagging skin, stretch marks, and abdominal bulging.

Benefits of Abdominoplasty:

Abdominoplasty offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen.
  • Tightening of abdominal muscles for improved contour and strength.
  • Reduction of stretch marks, particularly in the lower abdomen.
  • Enhanced body confidence and self-esteem.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Ideal candidates for Abdominoplasty include individuals who:

  • Have excess skin, fat, and laxity in the abdominal area.
  • Desire to achieve a firmer, flatter abdomen.
  • Are in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure.

How is the Procedure Done?

Following Abdominoplasty, patients can expect a recovery process characterized by:

  • Swelling and bruising around the abdomen, which gradually subside over the course of a few weeks.
  • Instructions for post-operative care, including wearing a compression garment to minimize swelling and support the abdomen.
  • Return to light activities within 1 to 2 weeks, with full recovery and resumption of strenuous activities typically within 4 to 6 weeks.

Recovery Time:

Following Abdominoplasty, patients can expect a recovery process characterized by:

  • Swelling and bruising around the abdomen, which gradually subside over the course of a few weeks.
  • Instructions for post-operative care, including wearing a compression garment to minimize swelling and support the abdomen.
  • Return to light activities within 1 to 2 weeks, with full recovery and resumption of strenuous activities typically within 4 to 6 weeks.



Risk Factors:

While Abdominoplasty is considered safe, potential risks and complications may include:

  • Infection at the incision sites.
  • Bleeding or hematoma formation.
  • Changes in sensation or temporary numbness in the abdominal area.
  • Unsatisfactory cosmetic outcomes, though these are rare when the procedure is performed by Rejuuvmed.



Combination with Other Procedures:

Abdominoplasty can be combined with complementary body contouring procedures, such as liposuction or breast augmentation, to achieve comprehensive body rejuvenation and harmonization.

Pain Management:

During the procedure, patients are under general anesthesia to ensure they feel no discomfort. Afterward, any post-operative pain can be effectively managed with prescribed medications as needed.

Preparing for the Surgery:

To prepare for Abdominoplasty, patients may be advised to:

  • Quit smoking and avoid certain medications that can increase the risk of complications.
  • Arrange for transportation to and from the surgical facility.
  • Follow any pre-operative instructions provided by Rejuuvmed surgeon, including fasting before the procedure if necessary.



Alternatives:

Non-surgical alternatives to Abdominoplasty may include minimally invasive procedures such as body contouring treatments using radiofrequency or ultrasound technology. However, these options may provide limited results for individuals with significant skin laxity and excess fat.

Before and After Surgery

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