What is an abdominoplasty?
Also known as a tummy tuck, an abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that repairs and tightens the abdominal muscle wall and removes excess skin and fat. Tummy tuck surgery can reshape the midsection and provide a slimmer abdominal contour.
What is the recovery for a tummy tuck?
Tummy Tuck recovery is typically about 6-8 weeks. After the procedure, you will have an abdominal binder, which will help to provide compression. The abdomen will feel sore and tight for a few days following the procedure, and you may experience swelling and bruising for 1-2 weeks following the surgery. You may return to most normal activity after 2 weeks and will slowly start incorporating more rigorous activity at about 6-8 weeks.
Many of us strive for a flat and well-toned abdomen through exercise and weight control. Many, however, cannot achieve the desired results. Frequently, changes after pregnancy, previous surgery of the abdomen, or excess skin after significant weight loss prevent individuals from obtaining the flat, toned stomach they are striving for. In these cases, a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) may be a good option.