Procedure, Recovery and Surgery with Ballantyne Plastic Surgery
What is a Tummy Tuck?
An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure that can remove extra skin and fat, and tighten the underlying muscles to achieve a flat and toned abdomen. Patients who benefit from this procedure are those who have had a pregnancy, significant weight fluctuations, prior surgery, or simply a loss of muscle tone due to aging or heredity.
Tummy Tuck Procedures
There are different types of abdominoplasty or tummy tuck procedures: the traditional abdominoplasty, which addresses the entire abdomen and the mini-abdominoplasty, which addresses the abdominal contour from the belly button down. During your consultation, Dr. Liszka will advise you on which procedure will provide the results you desire.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
This operation is done under general anesthesia and rarely requires an overnight stay. This procedure is frequently performed with other breast and body contour procedures. The recovery time for a tummy tuck is longer than liposuction because of tightening of the muscles. Most patients are able to return to work in 10 days to two weeks after receiving their tummy tuck procedure.
What To Expect After Your Abdominoplasty
An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck produces a scar that extends from one hip to the other. The scar is positioned to lie below the underwear line so it is usually concealed and fades over time. Like liposuction, a tummy tuck will provide long-lasting results in combination with a healthy lifestyle including a balanced diet and exercise. It is not a weight loss or obesity operation and patients with dramatic weight fluctuations should wait until their weight stabilizes to have the operation.
View Plastic Surgery Before and After Photos of Tummy Tuck and other Body Surgery Procedures performed by Dr. Liszka.