A “Tummy-Tuck” is known in medical terms as Abdominoplasty. Is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess fat, skin and thigh the abdominal muscles. The procedure can benefit men and women who are bothered by a protruding abdomen.
The surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia and involves an incision around the navel known as a belly button and another incision that goes horizontal from hip to hip. Permanent sutures are used to tight the entire abdominal wall as well as the excess skin and fat is removed.
There are measurements that need to be taken throughout the course or duration of the surgery and is very important that the surgeon be sure, when suturing the muscles in the mid-line, that the belly button doesn’t moves from one or the other side, or up or down. The proper location of the navel depends on the care taken by the surgeon.
A tummy-tuck, combined with a liposuction performed on the upper abdomen and flanks, will deliver amazing results.
You may go home or may stay overnight in our recovery suite. Be on bed and rest is needed for the first few days. Any pain or discomfort after surgery can be controlled with pain medication prescribed and if drains are used, they main remain in place for three to seven days until discharge fluids decrease. The sutures around the belly button will be removed in 2 weeks. The sutures in your abdominal incisions are re-absorbed by the body. An abdominal support garment will be necessary to be used for several weeks, even for one month if its necessary.
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