Abdominoplasty or “Tummy Tuck” is commonly performed in conjunction with Liposuction of the abdominal wall. Following Liposuction, the abdominal wall becomes quite lax with loose skin folds that obviously alter the desired aesthetic look of a flat, well-contoured abdomen. A Tummy Tuck removes this excess skin, lending to the slim contour desired consistent with the theme of Liposculpture.
Tummy Tuck, like Liposculpture, can be performed under local anesthesia, using the same Tumescent Lidocaine Anesthesia for Liposculpture, with excellent comfort and safety.
Tummy Tucks can be performed on any anatomic area where loose skin exists. Liposculpture of any area, including arms, thighs, back or buttocks, may warrant a "tuck" of those areas to optimally sculpt, adding to their improved contour, rather than having to settle for loose skin.
Who is a good candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
The ideal candidates may be any man or woman who are in good health, but have excess skin or fat in the abdominal area that is resistant to exercise. Other common candidates are women, who after pregnancy, experience the stretching of their skin and muscles which are no longer able to return to their normal shape.
What are the areas treated by a Tummy Tuck?
The areas to be treated for a Tummy Tuck include the abdomen and love handles.
How permanent will the results be?
Abdomnioplasty can last several years, but with a healthy diet and exercise plan, the results can be permanent.
How soon will I see results?
Immediate results are noted, but although improvements continue for three to six months.
How soon can I return to work and other activities?
You will be able to return to work two weeks after the procedure for light duty and eight weeks for heavy duty. You may also work full-time, with limited lifting, three months following the procedure.