Tummy tuck surgery
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tighten the underlying muscles. This procedure is commonly performed on men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight or who have excess skin and fat in the abdominal area due to pregnancy or aging.
During a tummy tuck procedure, our Cutibless plastic surgeon will make an incision along the lower abdomen, from hip to hip, and then lift the skin and fat to expose the underlying muscles. The surgeon will then tighten the muscles by stitching them together, and remove any excess skin and fat. The remaining skin is then pulled tight and sutured closed.
Recovery from a tummy tuck procedure typically takes several weeks, during which time patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Patients are typically advised to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for several weeks after the surgery.
Tummy tuck surgery can help to improve a patient's appearance by creating a flatter, more toned abdominal area. However, like all surgical procedures, it does carry some risks and potential complications, including bleeding, infection, scarring, and changes in sensation. It is important to discuss with our Cutibless best-qualified plastic surgeon before deciding to undergo the procedure.