A Tummy Tuck is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat in the belly area—as well as tighten the abdominal wall muscles—for a flatter-looking tummy. This is ideal for those who are in relatively good shape but are bothered by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that won’t respond to diet or exercise.
A full tummy tuck requires a horizontal incision from between the belly button and the pubic hairline, with the length and shape dependent on the amount of excess skin. Once the abdominal skin is lifted, the underlying abdominal muscles are repaired. Contact us to inquire about this procedure.
What it targets:
Excess skin and loose skin in the middle and lower abdomen
The surgery takes anywhere from two to five hours, during which time you will be sedated with general or spinal anesthesia. Full recovery depends on the physical condition you are in pre-surgery. Some people are able return to work after two weeks, while others need three to four weeks to recuperate. Exercising and movement will help you heal better, although vigorous exercise should be avoided until you can do it comfortably.