This powerful technique can rejuvenate the abdomen and waistline, achieving a flat, athletic-looking stomach, a beautiful hourglass waistline, and an attractive belly button (umbilicus)—while concealing surgical scars beneath underwear or bikini lines.
We can also remove excess abdominal skin or fat and correct stretch marks and spreading, for an aesthetically pleasing, natural-looking, youthful result. Combined with breast surgery and liposuction, it can restore a woman’s “pre-baby” body for a true “mommy makeover.”
Are You a Candidate for Tummy Tuck Surgery?
The ideal tummy tuck candidate has had children with no plans for more. She has excess skin and/or fat of the abdomen which simply will not go away with diet and exercise. Her skin often bears stretch marks, and her abdominal wall musculature is often stretched or spread, leaving an unfortunate bulge. Tummy tuck corrects all of these problems.
What to Expect After Tummy Tuck Surgery
Abdominoplasty patients typically take 7-10 days off of work. Surgical drains, which are painless and easily managed, are typically in place for 1 week, and patients are allowed to shower with drains in place. Return to gentle cardiovascular exercise is allowed at 2 weeks if all healing is proceeding well. Full and unrestricted gym use, including heavy lifting and abdominal exercise, is allowed at 6 weeks.