Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty, the technical term for tummy tuck, is used to remove excess skin and fat, and to restore the weakened or separated abdominal wall and stomach muscles, to create a smoother and firmer appearance. This is not an alternative to weight loss, diet and exercise, and extreme weight fluctuation following surgery will result in a return to the stomach’s original condition. There are two options of this surgery, complete abdominoplasty, and partial or mini abdominoplasty, and will depend on a patient’s desired results.

This one to five-hour surgery is done in the hospital, under general anaesthesia, and an overnight stay may be required. Risks to consider include blood clots, infections, and complications if you have circulation issues, diabetes, or heart, lung, or liver disease. Scars are to be expected, although the doctor will recommend certain creams and ointments. A patient may take months to return to feeling like their normal selves.