Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty
Is this procedure for you?
For patients looking to eliminate excess skin and an abdominal bulge, a tummy tuck may be the answer.
Why Tummy Tuck in Miami at Dr. Soler-Baillo Plastic Surgery
The most common causes of this include:
Significant fluctuations in weight
What is a tummy tuck (ABDOMINOPLASTY) ?
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals. Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging.
During tummy tuck procedure usually done under general anesthesia loose, stretched out muscles are tightened and excess skin and fat are removed. The result is a tighter looking abdomen. The procedure usually takes about 3-4 hours and the recovery period depends on the extent of loose muscle and skin prior to surgery. Most patients return to work within 2-4 weeks.
Recovery and Results
You will most likely need to wear a compression garment to reduce swelling and provide comfort and support as you heal. Drainage tubes and sutures are usually removed within a week or two after the surgery. As with any major surgery, pain, bruising, and swelling are normal, and will typically subside within several weeks. Your scar will fade considerably over time and with proper diet and exercise, you can enjoy a firmer, flatter abdomen for years.