Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
A tummy tuck (medically known as an abdominoplasty) is designed to eliminate excess fat and skin from the mid and lower abdomen as well as tighten the underlying muscles for a more toned, athletic appearance. This body contouring surgery is ideal for patients who are already at or near their ideal weight but struggle with isolated pockets of fat and excess skin around the stomach. A tummy tuck can also be used to help women achieve a flatter, slimmer tummy after pregnancy, as the bodily changes caused by pregnancy can tear and stretch the abdominal muscles. Some women even choose to incorporate tummy tuck surgery into a more comprehensive mommy makeover. If you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly but still can’t seem to achieve the results you desire, a tummy tuck may be right for you.
For more information about tummy tuck surgery, please contact our plastic surgeon at The Aesthetic Surgery Centre to schedule a consultation today.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
During the consultation process, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani will perform a physical examination, carefully review your medical history, and help you make well-informed choices about your health and your body. General anesthesia will be administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist on the day of your surgery to maximize your comfort. Your tummy tuck surgery will then begin with an incision across the lower abdomen. At this point, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani can reposition and tighten the underlying muscles. When needed, liposuction can be used to eliminate any excess fat before pulling the skin taut for a slimmer, flatter stomach. In some cases, the navel may be repositioned for a more natural appearance. The entire procedure can be completed in two to four hours, depending upon the complexity of your unique case.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
Most tummy tuck patients experience mild bruising or swelling in the days immediately following their procedure. To help ensure your body is healing optimally, our private Registered Nurse (RN) will monitor you during an overnight stay in our facility. Afterward, oral pain medication can be used to easily manage any discomfort. The scar is carefully placed in a location that should be easy to hide beneath the waistline of your clothing or a bathing suit. Over time, the prominence of this scar should diminish and you can enjoy a slimmer, flatter stomach.
For more information about tummy tuck surgery, or to schedule a consultation, please contact the Aesthetic Surgery Centre today.
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