Abdominoplasty, better known as a “tummy tuck,” is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted fat and skin from your abdomen. It can also help restore weakened or separated abdominal muscles so your tummy appears smoother, firmer, and flatter. When age, heredity, pregnancies, or recent weight loss make it hard for you to get the shape you want, abdominoplasty may help you look and feel better.
Abdominoplasty is major surgery, so Dr. Colon performs it under IV sedation. You’ll be asleep so you won’t feel any pain while she operates. The length of time it takes to complete the procedure varies depending on whether you require a complete abdominoplasty, or a partial one to remove fat below your belly button.
Men and women in good overall health, who are free from chronic conditions are good candidates for a tummy tuck procedure. Women who’ve had several babies and have lost muscle tone in their abdomen, and have excess skin from being pregnant are good candidates, as well. The surgery can tighten muscles and reduce skin left over from pregnancy.
Additionally, adults who were previously obese and successfully completed a weight loss program could find abdominoplasty surgeries helpful for removing any excess fat and loose skin from around the tummy. You should be at your optimal healthy weight before you consider abdominoplasty for best results.
You use your abdominal muscles for nearly everything you do, so after surgery, you’ll be sore for a while. Complete or partial abdominoplasty procedures determine how large of an incision you’ll have, how many stitches are required, and how long the healing process takes.
After surgery, Dr. Colon bandages the area and wraps your abdomen in a firm, elastic band. The band gives you support while you recover, and you’ll have to refrain from strenuous activity for a minimum of six weeks. It may take several months before you feel like yourself again, but you’ll notice a big difference in your new and improved midsection.*
The first step in any cosmetic procedure at Evolve Wellness & Aesthetics Center is to call or go online to schedule an appointment for a consultation. Are you ready to take that first step?
*Individual results may vary.
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